Confederate rally in Austin moved to later date


Organizers say a rally and march to promote “true Confederate heritage” has changed dates after discussing the event with Austin police and the Austin Parks Department. 

A Facebook event page hosted by the Texas Confederate Militia says the Dixie Freedom Rally has been moved from Sept. 2 to Sept. 23. The location – Wooldridge Square park, on Guadalupe Street between 9th and 10th streets – is the same.

Attendees will hear from guest speakers, then march to the Capitol and nearby Confederate monuments, the event page says. 

“You can bring any Confederate or U.S. Flag,” the page says. “It is open carry and also concealed handguns plus longrifles are permitted. Just go by the state law. No racism tolerated or (you) will be removed. (Let’s) show everyone true Southern hospitality.”

An event scheduled to protest the Dixie Freedom Rally has not yet changed its date on Facebook. This event is hosted by Austin’s branch of the Democratic Socialists of America.


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