Farrakhan: American flag stands for US history of racial violence.
WASHINGTON (CyHAN)- Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan denounced the American flag as a symbol of racial violence Wednesday as he jumped into the debate over the use of the Confederate flag.
"I don't know what the hell the fight is about over the Confederate flag. We need to put the American flag down. Because we've caught as much hell under that as the Confederate flag."
Farrakhan's comments were received with cheers and applause at the Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, DC.
"Who are we fighting today?" asked the 82-year-old minister. "It's the people that carry the American flag."
Farrakhan also downplayed demonstrations of solidarity across racial lines in the wake of the shootings as mere placation on the part of the white community.
"White folks march with you because they don't want you upsetting the city, they don't give a damn about them nine."
Farrakhan was in DC to announce the the Millions for Justice Mobilization event to be held on the National Mall in October, marking the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March. (Cihan/Sputnik)
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|Date:||Jun 26, 2015|
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