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Confederate Group Attempts to Disrupt Black Lives Matter Protest With Elaborate Stunt, Except…

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RICHMOND, Va. — A pro-Confederate veterans group tried to counter a protest against several Confederate monuments Saturday — with a bit of an unfortunate result.

As the Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality and Black Lives Matter supporters spoke out along Monument Avenue, home to several monuments honoring Confederate figures, a plane flew overhead carrying a banner that read, "Confederate heros matter."

The plane circled continually overhead with the misspelled slogan.

Photo: Michael Mason/TheBlaze

The Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality protesters were somewhat gleeful in their response:

Still, "The Virginia Flaggers" simply corrected their mistake with Photoshop and now use it as their cover photo on Facebook.

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