A Black Alabama man is protesting against the removal of Confederate flags and statues in his hometown because his White ancestors fought in the Civil War.
According to The Grio, Daniel Sims of Huntsville, Alabama, told local CBS affiliate WHNT Thursday he was protesting against the flags’ removal because of his ancestors. Not his biological ancestors, but the ancestors of the White family that adopted him.
“My whole family is White,” Sims told WHNT in an interview about the Confederate monuments being removed in Guntersville and Albertville, Alabama.
Sims is a member of Captain John Rayburn Camp 452 Sons of Confederate Veterans. A group of about two dozen counter-protesters from the group, including Sims, showed up to protest against those who want the monuments removed.