Fiery Protest Erupts in Selma Over Monument Tied to Ku Klux Klan
Members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference are protesting a monument they say incites hatred. It honors Nathan Bedford Forrest, a lieutenant general in the Confederate Army and the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.
"Never, ever will I accept this type of behavior. I feel like marching right now!" said Dr. Charles Steele, the CEO of the SCLC.
"It's the negative imagery that we will not tolerate. It's something that we are not going to compromise in any way because of where we come from. We are willing to die for this," said Steele.
Supporters say they can do that, but say they will continue to move ahead with their building plans.