Driving with Confederate flag provokes calls for government action - Seven Days

A pick-up truck waving a Confederate flag drove past a police brutality protest in Craftsbury. Now citizens want the towns to take action.

"“You guys have privilege,” Farley Brown, chair of the town planning commission, said of Craftsbury Selectboard members. “You should use that platform to make a statement or pass a resolution that this type of racism — someone driving around with a Confederate flag — will not be tolerated.” The incident at the June 10 rally — chronicled by the Hardwick Gazette, Seven Days and Vermont Public Radio — is one reason why some residents of the Orleans County town are calling on their local government to act."

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  • Patrick Finnie
    commented 2020-07-12 19:10:07 -0400
    I guess he should have broken some windows, burned and looted a couple of stores, and threw rocks, and insults at some cops. Is it still okay to whistle Dixie ?
  • Allan Morrie
    commented 2020-07-12 18:48:44 -0400
    There is still freedom of speech. A flag, sign, or whatever is free speech. Get over yourself!
  • Mark Maloney
    commented 2020-07-07 21:39:23 -0400
    It would be a darn shame if anyone had a viewpoint which differs from mine….but wait! This is the USA, right? Get over it, snowflakes.