The ensuing debate over the Confederate battle flag continued when two white men went to Salt Lake City, Utah, to see Garth Brooks in concert. According to reports, they were assaulted by a group of six black men who were hanging around their pickup truck.
As Kelly Leeper and the friend who owned the truck confronted the black men, an argument ensued about the Confederate Flag magnetic decal and one of the blacks reportedly punched and knocked out Leeper’s friend.
When Leeper stepped in, a scuffle ensued and the group assaulted and took down Leeper, prompting the Salt Lake City police to send out an alert to identify them and the vehicle they drove with possible charges of a hate crime against them.
The assault on the white men was caught on video and a partial license plate number was turned over the police in hopes to identify the six men. That video can be seen below:
In a brief interview with Salt Lake City’s Fox13, Leeper said, “The point is it’s my right to drive what any kind of vehicle I want. If I want to fly the Confederate flag, it’s my right. I’ll be damned if I ever come to Salt Lake again without bringing my gun.”
This is by no means the only report of a crime centered around the Confederate battle flag and unfortunately, it’s probably not going to be the last.
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