Alt-left Protesters in Atlanta Vandalize ‘Peace Monument’ On Accident
Anti-Confederate protesters vandalize the wrong statue in their crusade against certain symbols of the Civil War.
In the wake of Charlottesville, Virginia many Americans around the country are showing support for the Antifa group that decided to crash a completely legal pro-Confederate protest which ultimately ended in tragedy. This support however seems to be extremely misguided and highly illegal.
Protesters in Atlanta, Georgia took to the streets in response to the Charlottesville, Virginia protest, which ended in the vandalism of a Peace Monument in Piedmont Park. To vandalize a monument that was erected to symbolize peace and the hope of moving forward after the Civil War if that’s what you are in favor of? Not to mention peaceful protest does not equal vandalism in any sense of the word.
Protesters vandalized and attempted to take down the Peace Monument in Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Sunday, mistaking it for a pro-Confederate statue.
“The Atlanta march traveled from Woodruff Park to Piedmont Park Sunday, where some damaged the Peace Monument, erected in 1911,” a blog on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution website said. “The sculpture features an angel standing above a Confederate soldier, guiding him to lay down his weapon.”
“When the Civil War broke out, members of an Atlanta militia called the Gate City Guard were among the first to take up arms against the North,” the AJC blog said. “Afterward, some survivors became part of what would eventually become the Georgia National Guard.”
“Others, who felt they were too old to fight any longer, took up the cause for reconciliation,” according to AJC.
“These guys realized a national healing needed to take place,” Thornton Kennedy, a history buff in Atlanta, said about the inspiration or the Peace Monument.
“They would go meet with Union soldiers and began to repair those fissures the war created,” Kennedy said. “It speaks to what we call the Atlanta spirit.”