The Atlantic highlights local activist trolling Confederate flag group with rap music

Goad Gatsby has been blasting Kanye from his tricycle in a counter protest of the Virginia Flaggers group that gathers outside the museum every Saturday.

From The Atlantic:

Every Saturday, Goad Gatsby hops on his tricycle and heads to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. There, he blasts rap music as a form of protest against the Virginia Flaggers—who, in turn, show up at the museum every weekend to protest the removal of the Confederate flag from the museum’s grounds. This micro-battle has been waging for three years; Gatsby plays his Kanye West tunes while the Flaggers assert their right to fly the flag high. “I see it as a symbol of white power and white supremacy,” he says in this documentary by the filmmakers Logan Jaffe and Zachary Sigelko. This film is part of a larger storytelling project called Battle Flag, exploring what the Confederate flag means to people across the country.

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