Georgia Democratic candidate for governor Stacey Abrams admitted that while she was a college student in 1992, she took part in a protest where the state flag of Georgia at the time was burned.
That flag featured the stars and bars of the Confederate battle flag, which was removed the next year by the last Democratic governor in the state, Roy Barnes.
The Abrams campaign defended the candidate’s actions in a Monday statement, quoted by the New York Times, that said she had engaged in a “permitted, peaceful protest against the Confederate emblem in the flag.” …
The statement also said Ms. Abrams was on the right side of history.
“During Stacey Abrams’ college years, Georgia was at a crossroads, struggling with how to overcome racially divisive issues, including symbols of the Confederacy, the sharpest of which was the inclusion of the Confederate emblem in the Georgia state flag,” the statement said. “This conversation was sweeping across Georgia as numerous organizations, prominent leaders, and students engaged in the ultimately successful effort to change the flag.”
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