"They're calling us racist. We're not racist," said Harrison Gasque, a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and former lieutenant commander of the Military Order of the Stars and Bars. "We just like our white heritage. We like our heritage to stay intact. We're not trying to hurt anybody. We're not trying to offend anybody.
"All these people here are trying to stand up for their heritage and their white race. That's all they're doing."
Just logged onto FB to see a few posts 'celebrating' although most of the celebrating seems to be confined to just posting some old crap on FB, with some link to a dubious site,( (ProudtobeEnglish?), where there are a mix of posts containing St George flags telling me to eff off if I don't like it, or Union flags which seem to contradict the whole sentiment a tad.
I need educating on this subject, clearly. I'm definitely not unproud to be English, that's for sure. I'm also not sure I get the defiance though as I don't know anyone who is telling me I shouldn't feel English.