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Confederate flag supporters in Georgia indicted on terrorism charges

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DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - (NBC) Fifteen people have been indicted in connection with making terrorist threats against a group of African Americans this summer in Georgia.

A district attorney in Douglasville, Ga., said on July 25, at least seven pickup trucks decorated with Confederate flags were driving around the area when they passed by a family party with about 30 people.

The prosecutor said 15 people threatened African Americans and used racial slurs when they stopped at the family gathering.

Ten men and five women were charged with issuing terroristic threats and participating in gang activity.

Two of the men were also charged with battery for hitting a man at a gas station on the same day.

The loosely organized group, called "Respect the Flag," was apparently formed in July following the nationwide movement to remove the Confederate flag from public spaces after the Charleston church massacre.

Courtesy: NBC News Channel

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