Saturday’s flag run through Petersburg, Virginia, was not well received in the diverse city in which 77 percent are African Americans. Approximately 100 alleged humans took part in the pro-Confederate convoy.
Chris Oliver and his wife Angela took part in the Confederate Flag run which went through downtown Petersburg.
Crooks and Liars reports:
While the parade of Confederate flags were passing through town, video captured what appeared to be a bottle of water being thrown at Oliver’s truck.
“My initial reaction was, ‘What the hell?'” Oliver recalled, adding that he could not understand why he had not been welcomed into the community.
“There was people protesting, throwing bottles, hit my truck, hit numerous other vehicles, people yelling, yelling racial slurs,” he insisted.
Angela Oliver said that she was angry because the Confederate flag parade had come to Petersburg as a “peaceful ride.”
“People throwing bottles at our vehicles, our property that we worked for,” she lamented.
Oliver said that he was not happy by the response by Petersburg police, who claimed that they did not have sufficient evidence to catch the perpetrators.
The Olivers said that they want justice.
At that moment, a lightening bolt came from the sky and obliterated their truck which was still adorned with the hate flag.
“The racial slurs are really what hurt me,” Oliver remarked. “You know, it’s uncalled for. There’s no need for that in today’s society.”
Watch courtesy of NBC 12:
NBC12 – WWBT – Richmond, VA News On Your Side
In the video, racial slurs cannot be heard, but on the pro-Confederate trucks, the symbol of racism was proudly displayed.
A spokesperson for the Petersburg Police Department said they will investigate the incident.
Chris said they weren’t welcomed there at all, as water bottles were thrown at his truck, something which he can’t seem to understand.
Would you guys stop hurting racists’ feelings please?
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