A plane flies the Confederate flag over Jacksonville to oppose the removal of the monument

A plane reportedly hoisted a Confederate flag over downtown Jacksonville Tuesday morning to protest the removal of controversial statues.

A group called Save Southern Heritage, which opposes the removal of Confederate monuments from the Florida city, said it was responsible for the exhibit.

The banner also shot Mayor Lenny Curry reading “Curry: Stop your Hate!”

The Republican has publicly supported the removal of statues commemorating the Confederacy, although no final decision on removal has been made.

The same organization hoisted another Confederate banner reading “Restore the Monuments” over the home of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars during a game last month.

A plane flew the Confederate flag over Jacksonville on Tuesday morning.
A plane flying the Confederate flag flew over Jacksonville on Tuesday morning.
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“Like I said before, there is no place for hate of any kind in our city,” Curry tweeted after the November incident. “My position on monuments remains clear, I have earmarked money for removal and authorized City Council to take action.”

When asked about the incident last month and a pop-up message supporting Kanye West at another Jaguars game, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said single acts don’t define cities.

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry.
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“I worry when people in the media take some jabroni that nobody cares about and try to elevate them and make them some kind of celebrity,” he said.

Jacksonville officials have repeatedly debated the removal of Confederate statues, with some locals supporting their removal and others arguing for their preservation.

https://nypost.com/2022/12/06/plane-flies-confederate-flag-over-jacksonville-to-oppose-monument-removal/ A plane flies the Confederate flag over Jacksonville to oppose the removal of the monument

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