Confederate Flag Rally in Calhoun County
The Anniston businessman who alleged that an Anniston city councilman threatened his shop Wednesday because of the Confederate flag displayed there holds a flag rally. Ford’s Barber Shop on Bynum Leatherwood Road is the site of the rally. According to reports, Owner Milton Ford, said Councilman David Reddick threatened his business with punishment from the city if the Confederate flag hanging from its front door wasn't removed. Rally participants say the rally is an expression of cultural pride, heritage, and freedom of expression. According to Councilman David Reddick, it's all a misunderstanding. Reddick said he was trying to explain his opposition to a city proposal he claims could give the council overreaching power, including the ability to arbitrarily close businesses or force residents to remove flags from their homes.