Southern pride was alive and well when President Obama rolled into Oklahoma City, Okla., on Wednesday.
A group of citizens, led by a Black man, Andrew Duncomb who calls himself the Black Rebel organized a show of support for the Confederate flag.
We dont believe its a symbol of racism, Duncomb told KFOR News.
PHOTO (@dougmillsnyt): Protesters with Confederate flags greet Obama as he arrives at his Oklahoma City hotel pic.twitter.com/5NofYdi1wy
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Theyre blaming the racist problems on the flag and not on the real problems of America. Through the race lies the people who carry and harbor the hate inside, Duncomb said.
Duncomb and several supporters told KFOR that the Confederate flag is about heritage, not hate.
Confederate flag-waving protesters gathered in downtown OKC for President Obamas arrival. Photo: @JoshCWallace pic.twitter.com/KFfvdHSHFp
NewsOK (@NewsOK) July 16, 2015
Hell, Im just out here supporting my flag, not racists, I dont want no problems with anybody, a supporter said.
Trucks, flags and people both black and white lined the streets as the Obama brigade made its way to a downtown hotel.
Again, look at these people, they all followed the black guy out here. Do you think that any of them are racists? Duncomb said.
Dubcomb was challenged by an angry Black woman who accused him of being brainwashed. But he stood his ground.
In Oklahoma, protesters greet Obama with Confederate flags http://t.co/8Koj1dkzeS | Getty pic.twitter.com/WYsvugX7Ul
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Reaction to the protest on Twitter was mixed :
@politico AWESOME! #ConfederateFlag @realDonaldTrump @HillaryClinton
Brutus M. Astina (@Max_Astina) July 16, 2015
Stay classy, middle ‘Merica RT @politico: In Oklahoma, protesters greet Obama with Confederate flags http://t.co/r5cYINXhv1
Jarod Courtney (@jRodisRad) July 16, 2015
They did stay classy. They obeyed the law, and the lawful instructions of police. They didnt rob, loot or burn stores. Yet in Obamas upside-down America, these people are public enemy #1, and the violent mobs in Ferguson were patriots.