White Rebel Flag Carriers Face Gang Charge For Crashing Black Party

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Southern Poverty Law Center

A group of white men and women who drove trucks flying huge rebel flags to a black child's birthday party near Atlanta have been charged with terrorist threats and gang activity, prosecutors announced Monday.

Fifteen members of a group called Respect the Flag drove around Douglasville, Georgia with multiple Confederate flags on each vehicle on July 25. The 10 men and five women drove through a black neighborhood and then stopped outside a child's birthday party at about 3:30 p.m.

Party attendees allege that the group threatened the guests with violence and yelled racial epithets.

A Douglas County grand jury charged all 15 defendants with terroristic threats and with violating the state's Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act.

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