Quantcast

Carolina Flaggers thrown out of Summerville Christmas Parade - Live5News.com | Charleston, SC | News, Weather, Sports

Carolina Flaggers thrown out of Summerville Christmas Parade

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) -

The Carolina Flaggers, a southern heritage group that displays the Confederate Flag, was forbidden from marching in the Summerville Christmas Parade on Sunday.

"This was by far the most unfair, and I feel like it was disrespectful," Carolina Flaggers President Braxton Spivey said.  

After parade organizers gave Spivey’s group permission to march, some people weren't happy. Summerville DREAM, which gave the approval, sent out a note acknowledging people's concerns.

Some even planned to silently protest at the event today. But they quickly realized there was no need.

"I don't know what decision was made, but whoever made the decision, I applaud them,” Summerville resident Louis Smith said.

But the Carolina Flaggers were not as happy.

"We never expected them to wait until we were in the middle of a thousand people to make that decision," Carolina Flaggers spokesperson James Bessinger said.  

Summerville DREAM said in a statement that the Flaggers were removed because they didn't follow all of their guidelines.

DREAM didn't specify which guidelines the Flaggers violated, but a video taken by a Flagger shows they were given the opportunity to change the number of Confederate flags they displayed.

"I said you could have one confederate flag, you have representations of it on multiple flags," a video said.

The Flaggers say they substituted the two flags like DREAM asked. After that, they say no one said anything else.

"They had plenty of time to pull us out of the parade before we ended up at Main Street, so I’m a little disappointed with how they handled it," Bessenger said.

The Carolina Flaggers said they plan to involve their legal team and possibly sue Summerville DREAM.

Copyright 2017 WCSC. All rights reserved.

  • NEWS LocalNEWSMore>>

  • Police: Teen gunman fatally shot 15-year-old who shot 17-year-old

    Police: Teen gunman fatally shot 15-year-old who shot 17-year-old

    Thursday, July 19 2018 6:56 PM EDT2018-07-19 22:56:07 GMT
    Bond was denied for 17-year-old Zamere Raeguel Treawn Brown of Johns island who faces one count of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.Bond was denied for 17-year-old Zamere Raeguel Treawn Brown of Johns island who faces one count of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.
    Bond was denied for 17-year-old Zamere Raeguel Treawn Brown of Johns island who faces one count of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.Bond was denied for 17-year-old Zamere Raeguel Treawn Brown of Johns island who faces one count of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

    Charleston Police say a teen gunman charged with murder fatally shot a 15-year-old moments after that teen shot and killed another 17-year-old at a West Ashley apartment complex. 

    More >>

    Charleston Police say a teen gunman charged with murder fatally shot a 15-year-old moments after that teen shot and killed another 17-year-old at a West Ashley apartment complex. 

    More >>
  • Police: Driver in crash that killed 11-year-old girl had 0 percent alcohol content

    Police: Driver in crash that killed 11-year-old girl had 0 percent alcohol content

    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:14 PM EDT2018-07-19 17:14:04 GMT
    Jeffrey Wakefield is charged with DUI and reckless homicide (Source: CCSO)Jeffrey Wakefield is charged with DUI and reckless homicide (Source: CCSO)
    Jeffrey Wakefield is charged with DUI and reckless homicide (Source: CCSO)Jeffrey Wakefield is charged with DUI and reckless homicide (Source: CCSO)

    The driver charged with felony DUI and reckless homicide in connection with the death of an 11-year-old Danish girl in downtown Charleston July 9 blew a 0.00 on his breath test, according to additional supplemental reports released Thursday.  

    More >>

    The driver charged with felony DUI and reckless homicide in connection with the death of an 11-year-old Danish girl in downtown Charleston July 9 blew a 0.00 on his breath test, according to additional supplemental reports released Thursday.  

    More >>
  • Thursday marks one year since Don Holt Bridge tarp collapse

    Thursday marks one year since Don Holt Bridge tarp collapse

    Thursday, July 19 2018 7:27 AM EDT2018-07-19 11:27:08 GMT
    Crews working to clear the netting from the bridge. (Source: SCDOT)Crews working to clear the netting from the bridge. (Source: SCDOT)
    Crews working to clear the netting from the bridge. (Source: SCDOT)Crews working to clear the netting from the bridge. (Source: SCDOT)

    It's been exactly one year since one of the worst traffic nightmares of 2017 unexpectedly hit the Lowcountry when a tarp used by painting crews collapsed onto the Don Holt Bridge.  

    More >>

    It's been exactly one year since one of the worst traffic nightmares of 2017 unexpectedly hit the Lowcountry when a tarp used by painting crews collapsed onto the Don Holt Bridge.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly