Missouri Town Residents Greet Ferguson Protesters With Confederate Flag And Fried Chicken

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Recently, the NAACP organized a 120-mile march from Ferguson to Jefferson City, the Missouri state capital, where those participating will confront state lawmakers. The NAACP has called the march the Journey for Justice. A group of 250 activists started the trek Saturday, marching along the back-roads of eastern and central Missouri. Their seven-day journey made its way through Rosebud Wednesday. The residents of the small community in Gasconade County were waiting on the group of 20 or so protesters walking down the road. (The marchers take shifts throughout the journey.) What the Ferguson demonstrators saw Wednesday reconfirmed that we do not live in a post-racial society.

As the march proceeded through the town, a counter-protest consisting of roughly 200 local residents, almost entirely white, stood by the side of the road. Many of the townspeople had signs declaring their support for former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson or referring to slain teenager Michael Brown as a ‘thug.’ The Ferguson marchers were also verbally assaulted with racial epithets and harsh language.

However, it didn’t just stop there. Along the route of the march, someone left fried chicken, a melon and a 40 ounce bottle of beer, obviously making an overtly racist statement towards the multi-cultural and diverse group of protesters. If that wasn’t bad enough, along the way, the marchers were greeted by a group of men who were gathered by a pickup truck. Flying from the truck was a Confederate flag. One of the men wore a hooded mask as if he were a member of the Ku Klux Klan.One man was drinking beer the whole time.

One of the activists taking part in the march shot video during this time. Below is the video he uploaded to his YouTube page:

 

 

Missourinet sent out the following tweet showing a picture sent from one of the marchers showing the KKK mask and Confederate flag.

A St. Louis area journalist, Charles Jaco, sent along another picture that was forwarded to Missourinet that showed the image of the fried chicken.

 

Per the Columbia Missourian, one of the buses accompanying the march had a window shot out while it was parked waiting for the group of protesters to finish the leg of the march. Some of the marchers told the paper it felt that the attitudes that they encountered through the march seemed right out of the history books, almost as if it were the same that civil rights activists were greeted with in the 1960s.

The Missourian spoke with one of the counter-protesters to get his opinion. As one would guess, the racism barely stayed contained.

Doug McQuery of Bland, Missouri, wore a T-shirt stating his support for police officer Darren Wilson who shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown in August. The grand jury’s decision not to indict Wilson sparked protests, both nonviolent and violent across the country.

McQuery said he thought it was fine if activists wanted to burn down their own town, but said he wasn’t going to stand for that elsewhere. He said he didn’t know the NAACP’s march would be peaceful.

Marchers have said they’ve come across some residents who’ve offered support along the way. However, the even if you don’t count Rosebud, they’ve also encountered many opponents along the march who have thrown out racial slurs and jeered them.

 

63 Replies to “Missouri Town Residents Greet Ferguson Protesters With Confederate Flag And Fried Chicken”

  1. I don’t approve of racism. The “insurrection” that went on in Ferguson should not have been allowed. It should have taken down by the Ferguson Police, MO State Troopers and National Guard. Sharpton, Jackson & Black Panthers should have been arrested 4inciting a riot/s. Where were the rubber bullets, Bean Bag shotgun rounds? Why was no containment even attempted?

    The people of Ferguson destroyed their OWN neighborhood. Who does that besides Blacks in America?

    NAACP must have known making a march through the “South” would bring the racists, racist statements & racial symbolism out of the woodworks. I consider the march as tempting someone (racists) 2strike out like the window in the bus or worse yet a person. Barack Obama has brought about the largest division of race I have seen in my 68 years.

    Ferguson cried out 4justice but when justice was served they didn’t like it nor did they believe the evidence & testimony by eye witnesses presented 2the Grand Jury.

  2. Obama had nothing to do with Ferguson, nor has he brought about any racial divide. But thanks for checking in. Do you need a note for Lou Dobbs to pay you?

  3. Then this shouldn’t have been allowed

    When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government.

  4. Do you know by now these types are proud to be called red-necks. That shows their mentality. And those three standing there, looks like you couldn’t get a spoon full brains between them. God forbid you ask them to spell Ku Klux Klan!

  5. There was no justice served for a murder that was committed.

    So you are saying that Blacks marched and destroyed their neighborhoods because they did not like the outcome? That is total BS. A man was murdered, who had no weapon.

    And BTW..people who start out with “I don’t approve of racism” are RACIST. They use that intro so people will read it.

    I’d like to see you if you were in the same position as Ferguson Black people.

  6. Allan… and furthermore, President Obama has not racially divided this country.

    The WHITE people have racially divided the country BECAUSE President Obama is black.

    Get your facts straight. White people cannot accept the fact that we have a Black, intelligent, super achieving, humble yet strong in character or morality Black man in the White House. That is exactly where the racial divide began. You sir..are a racist.

  7. @ Allan Muller – I will be as gentle and as polite as I can possibly be in responding to your post. FUCK YOU, YOU NAZI KOCH SUCKER.

    If for some odd reason you feel offended I can assume you at least have the brain you were born with, although your post indicates otherwise.

  8. A few African American idiots burned and looted in Ferguson. The majority of demonstrators were peaceful and orderly.

    Looks like there were a few white idiots in this place…

  9. I think these Yahoos are a joke. Clowns, laughable. Really. No other way to explain their behavior, than to say: Funeeee. But I get it, the White boyz got to come out too and show Their THUG-ISHNESS. Come on, them white Supremacist, got their thugs too, don’t they? They prefer fried and stewed racoons and road kill over fried chicken, don’t they? So they fly their Confederate Flags, who cares….Just shows how they stick with the losing side no matter what and hope for a different outcome, that ain’t coming. I am laughing at them. Really.

  10. How did something from the early 60’s get posted? Dang near word for word from many a good white person back then.

  11. My favorite part of this picture is the baby stroller next to the guy on the cell phone. And don’t the little darlings look proud of themselves?

  12. “The WHITE people have racially divided the country BECAUSE President Obama is black.” I am white and I disagree with this blanket statement. I have proudly voted for President Obama twice and I completely agree with your statement that “we have a Black, intelligent, super achieving, humble yet strong in character or moral Black man in the White House.” If people would take off the glasses of hate and see the reality of President Obama they would realize what you and I know.

  13. You know what is the truth? We got knuckleheads in all races and ethnic groups. Thugishness is NOT the character of just one ethnic group of people. You got your Mexican thugs, you got your White thugs, you got your Muslim thugs, Asian thugs….these dudes are in all races. But why is it that it seems to offend White people when Black thugs act in destructive ways? Come on….You got the White thugs standing off, shouting epiteths [Sp] at black folks, while in their ranks the bad boys representing White thugs drink their beer and smirk, and shout foaming at heir mouths with their Confederate flag—and WANT US TO BELIVE that they are saints or the good guys? What’s wrong with THAT picture. This is what we all have to realize. Crassness and thugishnes exists in ALL ethnic groups and races. Get used to it. See it and don’t be judgmental.

  14. So what? Stop caring what a bunch of lowlife losers think. If your white and you buy into racism, its because you are capable of accomplishing nothing other than being white. Which isn’t an accomplishment.

  15. Yet again, THIS bullshit statement:

    “Barack Obama has brought about the largest division of race I have seen in my 68 years”

    That copy/pasted overused phrase NEVER seems to get explained by ANY of you ignorant racist imbeciles who keep using it

    So just HOW has he caused division pray tell?
    By Presiding While Black?

    Because NOW, types like YOU can NOT pretend that Blacks can only amount to your predetermined levels of success, that Blacks aren’t as intelligent as your type, that Blacks should stay somewhere else to never be seen/heard/taken seriously

    Meanwhile OTHER Presidents who either did NOTHING for Blacks or very little, THAT wasn’t divisive at all, right?
    Because it didn’t cause any concern for YOU and YOUR type of people

    You disgust the rest of us, those of us Black/White/Brown/etc. who are NOT divided but joined in realizing this is the 21st century and that we need to work together in this world

    See your way back to the dark ages from whence you came!

  16. If this is the worst you have seen in your 68 years try walking around with black skin I am sure you will change your mind.

  17. Who destroys their towns other than Blacks?!?! Majority white crowds routinely destroy their towns and campuses after their teams win championships. Towns are destroyed when teams LOSE games.

    The rest of your BS, hate-filled rant is ignorant and pathetic. And I guess you call yourself a Christian, right?

  18. I for one think somebody is pulling your chain`s and trying to get you to think this happend. Let me ask you a question why would a bunch of protester`s walk, a 7 day march to get from point a to point b with nothing in between when they could drive. Nobody would walk from one town to another to protest, in the next town.

  19. Me and a couple friends were discussing this at a bar I was gigging at. We came up with the solution that the KKK, SWAT (phone video) and the Oaf Keepers burned those business’. The cars were lit in a way to take out two more in between them, a controlled burn. one of the group, a black, friend joked that no brother would burn a BBQ joint in his hood.

  20. Allan,

    Well then, I take it you do not approve with the manner in which our nation was founded? That is, I take it that those who felt they had systemic failure in Boston when throwing all of that tea from the East India Tea Company, due to the British Parliament providing a tax cut to said corporation, while increasing the price for colonists to obtain said tea, was just as bad?

    See the double-standard? We call those people “Patriots,” don’t we? Yet, when people who trusted a system, only to be failed repeatedly sans the Grand Jury’s failure to provide an indictment on this case, with the prosecutor being on the very board which was raising funds for Darren Wilson’s defense, while failing to secure an indictment against Wilson (doing his job) then these people when they revolt are called what, “animals,” “thugs,” “insurrectionists?”

    I tell you what: When we prosecute those who persist in stirring insurrection in this country (the tea party) then I WILL be satisfi…

  21. Edward,

    Yep! Us liberals have been had! Nobody, and I mean nobody would ever try to do a march similar to that which took place during the sixties. I guess you also think those people participating in the freedom marches in the sixties just “rode some buses, too?” Wow! You folks really live in an alternative universe!

  22. Thomas,

    “See it and don’t be judgmental.” Interpretation: Don’t say a da$ned word when whites inflict oppression on minorities, but only when blacks try to stand their ground? Is that about summing things up for you POV?

  23. I am pretty old and have lived a lot of my life in Europe, I have never seen the overt racism in Europe that exists here. I have to say that those who are racist are usually
    people who are losers in life, not always but most of the time. They are also egged on by those on the hate media – like FOX.
    None of these people are happy people and I will say that none of them have probably ever done anything for another human being, black or white!

  24. I will add to my last comment – Another way
    that shows who the losers are – they are the ones that cover up their faces!

  25. Exactly, faux, rush viewers are just parrots that repeat the same hollow accusations without providing any proof or examples. They spew “Obama is lawless” and NEVER offer any credible examples of that. These media outlets just give their viewers “trick words” that they just repeat without any idea of the meaning behind. Fox viewers seem to like being lowinfo, due to their lack of researching for themselves.

  26. Gee, bebe you said it much better then I was thinking. One question tho= if these so called patriots are so proud of what they stand for why the cover on their faces???? Typical KKK way is it not?
    As for the burning down of the city ,who’s to say it wasn’t the KKK????? That too is their history.

  27. I meant for Whites to not Judge the Black Thugs and their actions—-BECAUSE—-Whites got their OWN THUGS TOO. And Vice-Versa.

    So when we look at the Thugish behavior of Whites–we ought not to say ALL of them are like that. And on the same token, Whites should not judge the whole Black race for the actions of the THUGS in it. Kapish?

  28. Lynn, I stand corrected. I should have said “some” white people. You are right, there are many white people who can see past the skin color. Thank you.

  29. Reading these comments, there are a lot of them calling the two men disapproving of the march, wearing masks, as cowards and other detrimental names, but say nothing about all the Ferguson rioters wearing masks???? What is the difference? Some of both groups don’t want to be identified. Are they ashamed of their actions?

  30. Shiva, Obama sent Holder and another Government Official to Ferguson for the funeral of Brown. Do you call that having nothing to do with Ferguson? And he was on TV telling them to continue their demonstrations, which turned into the riots. Does that have nothing to do with what happened in Ferguson? How much of George Soros’s money are you taking?

  31. Thanks for asking that question gsb. I keep wondering about the same thing. I see this crap and can’t help but be glad I am old. Fox, koch’s ALEX and the rest of the people that actually own us all are never going to stop until they start a Civil war. Then they will use that excuse to have their police get rid of the rabble..ie anyone that opposes them in any way. With all the billions spent on faux elections, exactly whose pockets does that money land in? Right back to the same group that already control the country. And laughs all the way to the banks they own..in and off shore..doesn’t make any difference. It isn’t real money going anywhere. The scripts are so phoney if it was a TV show no one would watch. But there is always the MSM and Uncle Sugars that will keep it in our faces. I used to think they can’t censor the whole world but I am being proven wrong there too. Hide and watch what happens to the internet.

  32. Does anyone wonder who paid these “patriots” to pose for that picture? They depend on human nature to never change.

  33. You know….with nothing to do with anything and anything, to do with nothing…a long time ago, while in a little country called Vietnam(another story, for another time, so please here me out)….we used to take clowns like Officer Darren Wilson and make them walk point, while out looking for the imaginary enemies of America. A nice place for Wilson and all others of his hatred and thinking. Yes, they eventually saw the light……………nothing is perfect, but murdering an unarmed kid, especially while you hold all of the cards, don’t get it.

  34. There wasn’t “a” murder.

    There’s been an ongoing parade of murders, lynchings, incarcerations, deprivations, acts of oppression, acts of terrorism, etc, etc, etc. stretching back centuries.

    And people are just plain tired of it.

  35. I can’t imagine anyone wanting to set one foot in their grubby, scroungy little hate-town. Enough to make one gag to think about it.

    ..

  36. In my university town, twice a year, the white kids “just for fun” burn and tip over cars, burn other objects they drag into the street, valdialize stores and buildings, and this fall, started fights with the police, throwing bottles no other things at them.
    I do not think either violence is okay, but blacks ARE NOT the only ones burning and looting. The blacks out of anger or outrage, and whites here, when interviewed said they were doing it for “fun”. Give me a break dude. Us whites are not perfect. We commit white on white crime, we sell and do drugs. We rob, and we commit 3/4 of the mass murders in America. Where are we any better and what right do we have to judge? That is God’s job. You think leaving “racist” items along a peaceful protest is ok? I do not agree. Nor do I like the new notion that only republicans, gun activists and whites are the only ones to express free speech pertains to. This is a dangerous idea.

  37. No Allen, you are either misinformed or deliberately spewing misinformation. The majority of rioters/looters were not from Ferguson, they were either from St. Louis City or not MO at all.

    A “no vote” for indictment is NOT a declaration of innocence, nor a “not guilty” verdict. It simply means they weren’t presented enough evidence by the prosecutor to bring an indictment against Wilson.

    But don’t let facts get in the way of bashing what you call “Ferguson residents”…

  38. Who “destroys their own town” – well those are called interlopers who took advantage of a horrible situation. If you bothered to read about those they arrested for rioting/looting, the majority were NOT from Ferguson.. But that doesn’t fit your anti-black narrative, does it? GAG.

  39. Barbara I agree. The town looked very poor and so did the people. I guess that’s why they are so angry. Looks like and sounds like uneducated poor people. Maybe they feel stuck and know they will die that way.

  40. gsb – You have a great point, KKK could just as well have incited the crowd, there were, after all, gushots as they promised. KKK members are not known for being free thinkers. They target easily influenced people to join their little cult( the low IQ group).

  41. Hey – the good news is:

    the protesters outnumber the redneck idiots 50 fold. AND THEY ARE VOTERS!!!!!!!

    Jerks like these guys are severely limiting any high-level gop election win with their continued non-agenda titled “Hate Everyone thats not a white old man.

  42. Tim Wise

    As long as white police continue to kill black men without consequence, white people’s lives should be disrupted. Our traffic, our neighborhoods, our schools, our workplaces, our houses of worship. Our sleep. No more life as normal for anyone until there is justice. This gear shift has no neutral.

  43. You know what? I am glad all of this is coming out right now…..We are peeling back the scabs of racism that has covered up the wounds America has caused on itself by being covertly racist, and overtly applying the “plan” in a subtle way to keep the “status-quo”. What’s the “Status-Quo”? The idea that the “WHITE” race is superior, therefore should reap the benefits of ALL that is created in God’s world. !!!!! And therefore, keep “others” DOWN, by any means necessary to maintain power and control over God’s other people. Far-fetched? No. Example: A piece of shit, uneducated, Food stamp receiving White person in Red States who thinks THEY are superior or a better human being than their other human being, who happens to be of another ethnic group, i.e. Black (Negro)will always be claiming that the “other” has no place in their world, hence freaks out by being hateful and funky towards Blacks, Asians, and any “other”. It is obvious, they are afraid of losing releva…

  44. This new phase in America with these demonstrations sparked by the “blind justice” Not applied….is exhibited and acted out like the “Arab Uprising” without a toppling of Government. But the message is: Enough is enough! These demonstrations will change attitudes here in America, for sure. The world watches and says: Ok. What now America? We will follow your lead. And as usual, changes come with Black people of America revolting. Then others around the world follow. Remember..”We shall overcome” was the rallying cry around the world at one time. Spawned by America’s Civil Rights uprising.

  45. Racism is taught and handed down from one generation to the next. The South is still fighting the Civil War. They are supposed to be God fearing people of religious morals but they are far from religion or morals as long as they hate their fellow man of any color.

    I have the answer to all this misfortune. You know those walls on the Mexican Border to prevent people from entering the U.S. Let’s move them up to the northern boundary of all the Red States and let them live in their state of hatred and ignorance alone.

  46. The Confederate flag contains a cross, which not surprisingly is a symbol dear to the KKK and neo-Nazis. It is only odious to blacks, however, because it represents a time when, as Billie Holiday put it, southern trees bore strange fruit. It is odious to me because Jesus never condemned slavery and, indeed, it was rampant in his time. And because the filthy bugger called “God” blesses slavery in the Old Testament, not once but dozens of times, even telling his followers how to treat their chattels. The fried chicken is similarly offensive since it perpetuates a myth that all black people like fried chicken. I am surprised those red necked crackers did not put chitlin’s and watermelon on the road. (Of course, the latter is kind of out of season.)

  47. You are totally missing the point Allan,If that protest had been against a black cop killing a white kid,you would have nothing to say.
    Point is,that confederate RAG is not only a symbol of racism,and oppression,but a symbol of treason as well.
    Every Confederate from Jefferson Davis,to Robert E, Lee,to Nathan Bedford Forrest,on down should have been shot.

  48. You are so right,Joan,and that is exactly why,the term ‘compassionate conservatism’ is an oxymoron,emphasis on moron.

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