Anonymous calls for #MillionPersonMarch on Independence Day

By Tomas Monzon  |  July 2, 2015 at 2:37 PM
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COLUMBIA, S.C., July 2 (UPI) -- Internet collective Anonymous circulated a poster on social media that calls for a #MillionPersonMarch to take place in Columbia, South Carolina on July 4.

The march aims to promote the coming down of Confederate flags and will begin at 6 a.m., when participants must rally at the Three Rivers Greenway a mile away from the South Carolina capitol. The march proper will begin at 9 a.m. and proceed northeast along Gervais Street to the Capitol where a noontime rally will take place.

The poster reads, "we challenge everyone in the USA join us to celbrate [sic] liberty & freedom." The Twitter handle @OpFerguson and accompanying website have information about the march.

A press release posted by "a guest" on June 29 to the website Pastebin describes civil rights events that have been present recently in the media, such as the Supreme Court's decision on the constitutionality of gay marriage and activist Bree Newsom's removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina state Capitol grounds on June 27.

It says that the Confederate flag coming down "is just a small yet important beginning" and calls for a march on the Capitol for "every American of good conscience."

Some U.S. government buildings have removed the Confederate flag, but no legislation has yet made it illegal to use the flag.

The march mimics the Anonymous group's annual Million Mask March that takes place in cities around the world, which has no clear goal and rather chooses what to protest about each time the march happens.

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