Posted on June 3, 2021

Man Waves Confederate Flag, Sings ‘Dixie’ at Black Official Talking About the Removal of Confederate General’s Remains

Michael Luciano, Mediaite, June 1, 2021

In the culmination of a three and a half year legal fight, the Sons of Confederate Veterans began removing the pedestal that was once the foundation of a statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest in Memphis, TN.

They will also exhume his body and his wife’s, which are buried eight feet under the pedestal. {snip}


Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer, who was a key figure in getting the statue removed, was on hand Tuesday to watch and speak to the media. A man who later identified himself as George Johnson, paced behind Sawyer waving a Confederate flag while calling her “a communist.”

Trouble began when Sawyer plucked multiple small Confederate flags sitting atop the fence cordoning off the statue and threw them on the ground. {snip}