Rednecks were out in force over the weekend in Ville Platte, rallying for their so-called Southern heritage and the right to wave a flag of hatred and oppression.
According to this report by KATC TV3, the rally was convened in the Walmart parking lot in Ville Platte on Sunday, where a crowd of white folks gathered for a celebration of the Confederate battle flag. They were soon kicked off the property after Walmart officials called local police.
Organizers decided to gather at noon on July 5, in the Ville Platte Walmart parking lot. Employees of the retailer called law enforcement officers to have the protestors removed from the property.
National retailer Walmart has expressed its views on the flag and has discontinued selling Confederate flag products on their website and in stores.
Nonetheless protestors left Walmart and rode around towns in Evangeline Parish with the flag attached to their vehicles to express their support of Southern heritage.
The rally was sparked by many other truck events in Southern states which they call it “Operation Save The Flag.”
On June 17, 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof, killed nine people in a historically known African American Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
Roof posted pictures online of himself holding a Confederate flag; this sparked “Take Down the Flag” rallies across the south.
And for those in need of an education into the brutal history behind that flag — as we're guessing is the case for all the attendees of Sunday's event in Ville Platte — check out this great series on the history of American slavery by Slate. Because don't be fooled, the Civil War was indeed a war fought over slavery.