Stacey Abrams, the Democrat who drove to the governor of Georgia, participated in a protest in 1992 that included the…
Stacey Abrams, the Democrat who drove to the governor of Georgia, participated in a protest in 1992 that included the burning of the flag of state, her campaign was confirmed on Tuesday. The “allowed, peaceful protest” was part of her opposition to the confederate symbolism in the flag, campaign spokesman Abigail Collazo told CBS News in a statement.
Abrams,the first African-American female governor in the United States participated in a protest involving flag burn at Georgia Capitol’s step while at college in Georgia, according to a report in the New York Times on Monday . Her involvement in the protest has become circulating social media, including an article from the Atlanta Journal Journal of 1
992 that had a photo of Abrams who participated in the protest, the Times reported.
The announcement comes as Abrams plans to debate his Republican opponent, Georgia’s Foreign Minister Brian Kemp, Tuesday two weeks before the election on November 6th.
“Stacey was involved in a permitted peaceful protest against the confederate emblem of the flag” at a time when a “conversation swept across Georgia” to change the flag, Collazo said. The state said she “was at a crossing” when Abrams was in college and “” struggled with how to overcome racial discrimination issues, including symbols for the Confederation. “
During the 1992 Protest, the Confederate Battle featured the flag emblem. The Confederate Battle Flag emblem was not completely removed from the state flag until 2003.
Abrams, 44, has spoken about the issue of confederate memorials as part of the governor’s race and has demanded the removal of Confederate carving on Stone Mountain near Atlanta. At the same time, Kemp said he would protect the monument, showing Jefferson Davis, Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee, from the “radical left.”
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