100 march in protest after Confederate flag removed from Chattooga courthouse

100 march in protest after Confederate flag removed from Chattooga courthouse

July 2nd, 2015 by Tyler Jett in Local Regional News

Staff Photo by Angela Lewis Foster/ The Chattanooga Times Free Press- 4/08/15. A Confederate flag flies above the Chattooga County Courthouse Wednesday in Summerville, Ga.

Staff Photo by Angela Lewis Foster/ The Chattanooga...

Photo by Angela Lewis Foster /Times Free Press.

After hearing news that Commissioner Jason Winters ordered the Sons of Confederate Veterans to remove their flag from the courthouse lawn, about 100 Chattooga County residents marched downtown in protest.

They waived their own confederate flags. Some yelled, "We want our flag back!" Others yelled, "Heritage, not hate!"

Winters did not return a call seeking comment. Stan Hammond commander of the local Sons chapter, said he did not know about the protest until someone told him about it after the fact.

"That's not us," he said. "We didn't have anything to do with it."

Above video courtesy of The Summerville News.


A previous headline on this story said the Sons of Confederate Veterans group marched. That is unconfirmed at this time.