STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- A group of protesters want to remove the confederate flags from public display at Stone Mountain.
The African American Equality Committee planned the Saturday noon protest. In a statement, they argued:
"With the events that took place in Charleston, South Carolina and the police brutality cases that are going on in America we feel that these events begin with the allowance of the confederate symbols to be open to the public. America is still supporting these hate symbols and we want to pressure the government to move these hate symbols to private locations."
The group marched up Stone Mountain with signs and American flags. At the top of the mountain, they waves the flag "to show respect to America".
They want four American flags flown in place of the four Confederate flags currently on display.