PILOT MOUNTAIN — In the same week when violence gripped parts of the nation, the pro-Confederate group Southern Cross held a peaceful march and assembly in downtown Pilot Mountain Saturday which made reference to the turmoil elsewhere.
This included a moment of silence after about 20 marchers bearing both Rebel and American flags walked under police escort along Main Street from Pilot Hosiery Mill to a side street near Hardee’s.
Joe Davis, the president of Southern Cross — a group based in the Dobson area — asked its members assembled there and a handful of onlookers to bow their heads in respect to those dying due to “everything that has went on in the past week.”
This included five Dallas police officers being killed by sniper fire Thursday during a protest against recent police shootings of African-Americans in Minnesota and Louisiana. The Dallas shooter was in turn killed by ...
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