People celebrating July 4 ignored a call to boycott Georgia's Stone Mountain Park over its display of the contentious Confederate flag.
Hundreds of people had staked out spots in the privately run park by noon on Saturday for nighttime laser and fireworks shows. They ignored the boycott call Democrat state representative LaDawn Blackett Jones (pictured) this week urged people to stay away from the park because it flies three flags of the pro-slavery Confederacy alongside the U.S. and Georgia state flags.
Stone Mountain campers shown above ignore the boycott.
Below is a closeup of the Stone Mountain carving.
One camper at Stone Mountain was heard saying the boycott is "just stupid."
“This whole park is a Confederate memorial. If you don’t have the flag here, where on Earth would you put it?” she said.
Maybe the protesters should scrape off the entire Stone Mountain carving while they are at it because it depicts Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson who fought for the preservation of slavery.