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The Jefferson Davis Chair monument has been reported stolen;  the group demands a ransom


MONTGOMERY, Ala. – An “anti-racist action group” claims responsibility and holds for ransom a stone chair, dedicated to Jefferson Davis, stolen from a cemetery in Selma, Alabama, last month.

According to an email from the group “White Lies Matter”, the chair was taken from the cemetery about a month ago. Selma Police Chief Kenta Fulford confirmed his department had received a report that the president was robbed.

Instead of cash, however, the group asked the United Daughters of Confederation to hang a banner outside their Virginia headquarters for 24 hours, starting April 9, with a quote from Assata Shakur. April 9 is the 156th anniversary of the surrender of Robert E. Lee in Appomattox, Virginia.

“The leaders of this country have always considered their property more important than our lives,” says the banner that the group sent to the SVP.

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The Jefferson Davis Chair monument has been reported stolen;  the group demands a ransom

Shakur was a former member of the Black Liberation Army, convicted of murder in 1977, escaped prison in 1979 and remains free despite being wanted by the FBI after being granted political asylum in Cuba. .

In the notice the group sent on Monday, they wrote about the tension between “our heritage of white supremacy and our underlying belief in ‘freedom and justice for all’.”





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