Impatient protesters begin digging up Confederate general’s grave — themselves!

The American Mirror – by Olaf Ekburg

A group of anti-Confederate protesters aren’t happy enough with the declaration by the city of Memphis that it wants to dig up and move the remains of Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest.

They want it done now.

A group surrounded a shovel Wednesday and ceremoniously removed a chunk of grass and soil.  

“We are going to bring the back hoe, the tractors and the men with the equipment to raise Bedford Forrest from the soil of Memphis,” Isaac Richmond with the “Commission on Religion and Racism” declared to awaiting TV cameras, CBS 3 reported.

Forrest grave protesters

Richmond ran unsuccessfully for Congress last year.

He believes if the general who died 137 years ago can just be eliminated, that will really help things.

“If he’s gone, some of this racism and race-hate might be gone,” he said, shovel in hand. “We got a fresh shovel full, and we hope that everybody else will follow suit and dig him up.”

Others see their actions as little more than destruction of property.

“They can protest all they want. Just because they don’t like it, doesn’t mean they are right. Digging up the park is just pure and simple vandalism,” says Lee Millar, spokesman Sons of Confederate Veterans.

“We really don’t want to make this a confrontation. We just want to say hey, we want to get on with it!” Richmond insists.

In early July, the Memphis city council voted unanimously to dig up Forrest’s body and move it somewhere else.

“It is no longer politically correct to glorify someone who was a slave trader, someone who was a racist on public property,” City Council member Myron Lowery said at the time.

Because of the bureaucracy, Forrest’s remains and the statue dedicated to him are regulated by different agencies.

WREG reported:

According to the city council’s attorney, Chancery Court would also have to sign off on the removal of the remains and the family of Forrest would be involved in the decision as well.

The removal of the statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest is a separate issue.

The removal of the statue has been proposed as an ordinance before the council which will have to be read before the council three times before it can be approved.

From there it will be presented to the Tennessee Historic Commission but there is no timeline for when they will make a decision.

That’s all taking too long for the activists. They want it done now.

7 thoughts on “Impatient protesters begin digging up Confederate general’s grave — themselves!

  1. But of course if we did this to them, then we’d never hear the end of it. I see how it is. Hang ’em all!

  2. These are some angry misinformed individuals looking for a scapegoat. I have to work every day therefore I don’t have the opportunity to protest blame on other people for my shortcomings.

  3. are these people actors?
    drug addicts?
    or is some bacteria eating away at their brains?

    Stupidity beyond belief.
    WTF do they think they will gain?

    This is BS to keep idiots distracted, and its working!
    and they breeeeeeeeed.

  4. They keep attacking icons to try to “fight racism”. If they want to see the source, all they have to do is look in a mirror.

    I will again quote a movie that makes fun of the extremists among the american black community, Dear White People (2014),

    Sam White: “You’re trying to frighten me, but I think you’re the one who’s scared. ”

    President Fletcher: “And I think you long for days when blacks were hanging from trees and denied actual rights. That way you’d have something to actually fight against. “

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