By Sarah Begley
October 13, 2015

Fifteen Confederate battle flag supporters in Georgia have been indicted on charges of making terroristic threats and criminal gang activity.

The group, which goes by the name “Respect the Flag,” drove by a party in pickup trucks adorned with Confederate flags in July and intimidated the African American guests.

Their accusers say they shouted racial epithets and carried weapons, including a firearm, a crowbar and a knife, the Southern Poverty Law Center tells the New York Times. While the charges are somewhat unusual for an event like this, the Douglas County district attorney says the applicable law for the second charge is “worded very broadly.”

Some of the indicted men have already been arrested, and others will be soon, officials said.

[NYT]

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