• Ride, not rally, now planned by Confederate group over statues removal

    By: Jim Spiewak

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    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The group Confederate 901 is now planning an organized ride along instead of a rally to protest the removal on Confederate statues.  

    Organizers said the city ‘denied’ a protest permit. A spokesperson with the mayor’s office said people have inquired but not officially filed an application.  


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    MPD said they’ve reached out to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Highway Patrol but would not give what safety details are being discussed.

    MPD said they are not expecting any violence. Confederate 901 organizers said the ride along will be peaceful.

    The City of Memphis sold two parks to the non-profit Memphis Greenspace on December 20, 2017. That same night the statues were removed.

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