The rebel spirit is still alive.
Confederate flags have been falling across the United States since the racist church massacre in Charleston, South Carolina, sparked a national outcry over the symbol.
But in Tampa Bay, Florida, the battle flag of the rebel South was out in force Friday night at a ‘Ride With Pride’ event attended by hundreds who wore and flew the controversial symbol.
On pick-up trucks, choppers, t-shirts and even inked onto demonstrators’ skin, the distinctive flag was repeated hundreds of times alongside combative slogans like ‘try burning this, asshole’ and ‘come and take it’.
Marchers in the ride, which featured some 300 cars, said that the aim was to celebrate southern heritage and show pride in their homeland.
One, Lexy Webb, told local news station WTSP: ‘It shows about the Civil War, that we lost, Southern states we lost, it leaves us with the pride we have in the South’.
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