REBEL YELL: More Than 4,500 Supporters Spread Over 8-Mile Confederate Flag Rally

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Nobody can tell a Southern Rebel what to do. And if you try to, this is what happens.

Thousands of supporters of the Confederate flag have risen up – creating an eight-mile convoy of cars, motorbikes and pick-ups all displaying the controversial symbol.

Horns blared and flags fluttered from the 1,500 vehicles taking part in the Florida Southern Pride Ride on Sunday.

Protesters against the parade fired at least six gunshots towards the convoy but no one was injured, reported wftv.

Organizer David Stone, 38, said: ‘That flag has a lot of different meanings to a lot of different people. It doesn’t symbolize hate unless you think it’s hate – and that’s your problem, not mine.’

Around 4,500 people – some from as far away as California – took part in the protest against the removal of Confederate flags on public buildings throughout the South. Many wore T-shirts or flew flags with slogans including ‘Heritage not hate’, ‘Team Redneck’ and ‘I’m not coming down’.

Read more: Daily Mail

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