Skip to comments.Anti-Russians display controversial US Confederate flag in Kiev
Posted on 03/07/2014 12:30:30 AM PST by Lattero
This was the flag of slave holding states in the United States that seceded in 1861, causing Civil War. Today the symbol is used by the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazi groups, and other organizations who are hostile to African-Americans. For the last several decades, protests have continued, demanding that this flag not be displayed in public places. Many people were greatly disturbed to see that the Confederate Flag is now being displayed, not in the United States, but in Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine. Larry Holmes, a civil rights activist in New York City, explained why the flag is so offensive. After Kiev was seized by US backed anti-Russia protesters, the confederate flag was displayed in city hall. Holmes says that this causes him to be very concerned about the new regime. Holmes is very concerned about the nature of the new, US backed government in Ukraine, which includes leaders who openly admire former German dictator Adolf Hitler. In the region of Crimea, much of the population has rejected the new government. Sections of the army have defected to form "Self-Defense Units." It is unclear what will happen next, as violence and instability continues in Ukraine.
The video is full of flags with Swastikas on them and some jerk focuses on a Confederate flag?
Are flags known by the company they keep?
World Workers Party Spokesman = commie propaganda.
Just FYI, Press TV is an arm of the Iranian government.
In that part of the world the Confederate flag is something associated with bikers, I’d not be suprised to come across someone who thinks that’s the flag of Harley-Davidson Motor Company. Russian bikers whose club doesn’t have its own insignia often fly the Confederate flag.
Look, they just spent 50 years getting people to associate the Stars and Bars with racism. They can't allow a bunch of Ukranians to mess that up by making people think that it stands for rebellion against a tyrannical central govt.
or maybe it's just fake news like you said.
It’s amazing how many revisions have been made to the meaning of that flag since it was created. There may be some confederate ghosts smiling at this new one.
There’s a bar frequented by the Hell’s Angels in Berlin, and I’ve seen the Confederate flag there as well; for them, it symbolizes rebellion, essentially.
Yep.....there’s Hell’s Angels in Berlin! That bar was down the street from where I lived at the time, and they were actually really cool people, and they love talking to Americans.
Bikers such as the Hell’s Angels are (inexplicably) called “rockers” in German. Heh.
The same was in the USSR during the last years of it. This biker movement is a pure American influence (thx to Hollywood). Previously motorcyclists there were country fellows who couldn't afford a car.
hells angels also use swastika flags , they are criminal scum and are the main player of dealing methamphetamine in Australia
The Democrat slaver Party flag flies in Kiev?
“...they just spent 50 years getting people to associate the Stars and Bars with racism...it stands for rebellion against a tyrannical central govt.”
I think that needs to be re-emphasized. They even have Southern teenagers believing that.
Caleb Maupin is certainly an ignorant twit.