Counter-protesters clash with cops at white power rally
Police shut down a rally at Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park when counter-demonstrators clashed with white supremacists.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, nine counter-protesters were taken into custody as they attempted to confront the two dozen Confederacy supporters during their white power get-together.
One protester was seen spraying a Georgia state trooper with pepper-spray as he attempted to break through the riot gear-clad police line holding the crowd at bay from the Confederate flag waving group.
Police state they were pelted with rocks and fireworks as the protesters attempted to break through the barricades.
According to one woman who came to protest with her church group, she was dismayed when a minority of protest attendees turned violent.