Are the Virginia Flaggers preparing to defy the City of Lexington on MLK Day weekend?
A vague message appeared tonight on a Virginia Flaggers Facebook page, following this mornings announcement that the Lexington City Council had voted to extend permits to CARE Rockbridge and the Sons of Confederate Veterans, but NOT to the Virginia Flaggers.
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"Through November, City Manager Noah Simon fielded a series of applications and emails from the groups, as well as a third organization, the Virginia Flaggers. And now after a pair of votes, CARE will parade on Saturday, the SCV on Sunday, and the Flaggers not at all.
“Let them have their march and we can do ours,” Rankin says.
“It seems like everybody is happy," Early says. "Satisfied.”
The Virginia Flaggers withdrew their parade permit requests. Instead, they will merely "gather" at "Stonewall" Jackson's tomb Saturday afternoon."
While we don't yet know what kind of wild antics the Flaggers have in store for the city of Lexington on January 13th and 14th, we do know that if past performance is any indication, they are planning on going all out with their trademark brand of agitation. But communities are obviously growing tired of their shenanigans, as evidenced by this years displacement, by an Anti-Racist community group, CARE Rockbridge. Folks, there's no telling what they're going to do, but I'm sure that their war room is a flurry of activity tonight, brainstorming all the myriad ways they plan to punish Lexington for not giving them what they want. Folks, how on earth do they plan to hold events throughout the city when they don't have a permit?
Restoring the honor!