On Saturday a black child’s birthday party in Douglasville, Ga., took a racist turn after, witnesses say, several men driving Confederate-flag-bearing pickup trucks interrupted the gathering and began yelling racial slurs and threats at the partygoers.
“One had a gun, saying he was gonna kill the [racial slur],” Melissa Alford, who hosted the party at her house, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Then one of them said, ‘Gimme the gun, I’ll shoot them [racial slur].’ ”
According to the Journal-Constitution, which obtained footage of the incident, several members of a group called Protect the Flag happened upon the birthday party.
Levi Bush, the leader of the pickup-truck clan, claims that his group isn’t hateful, although he admits the word “n–ger” and other racial epithets were used freely during the confrontation. Bush says his group sells Confederate flags and donates the money to veterans who need it.
Bush claims that he and his group were leaving an event when his truck caught a flat. He claims that his friends stopped to help and that that is when the birthday-party attendees began yelling at and threatening them.