More than 8,000 people have “liked” the petition as of Monday morning.
“This is our day to demonstrate that it is no longer acceptable to fly this flag anywhere. Organize a Confederate flag burning event in your area on Saturday, June 27th, and flood social media with pictures and videos using the hashtags #FeelTheBurn and #TakeItDown.”
In an op-ed for the Detroit Free Press, Joe Lapointe called for the Confederate flag to be burned.
“In that South Carolina will never willingly take down the flag, the time has come for opponents to exercise their First Amendment right to free speech and burn the Confederate flag – at the state Capitol in South Carolina, in front of the White House, in front of Fox News or maybe even outside the Grand Ol’ Opry,” Lapointe wrote.”
Lapointe said the Confederate flag is as “evil and vicious to African Americans as the Nazi swastika flag is to Jews.”
“The display of the Confederate flag – anywhere – is a nonverbal statement of race hate. Its burning would be a nonverbal response to its crude attitude,” he wrote. “You’re sure not going to change their attitudes with sweet reason. Fight their figurative fire with the real thing.”
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That was the flag of the Confederacy that rose up against the Federal Govt. I hate to burst anybody's bubble, but slavery was instituted under the clown pants, not the confederate flag.