Confederate flag supporters want justice after bottles thrown during flag run

Published: Jul. 12, 2015 at 11:00 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 23, 2015 at 3:01 PM EDT
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PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - Saturday's flag run through Petersburg had a lot of people talking. Water bottles were thrown at the cars and trucks as they drove by.

Chris Oliver and his wife Angela were two of more than a hundred people in a convoy of Confederate flag supporters who took part in a flag run from Matoaca Chester on Saturday. On their journey, they went through downtown Petersburg.

Chris said they weren't welcomed there at all, as water bottles were thrown at his truck.

The Olivers say they have since filed a report with Petersburg Police. They say videos circulating on the internet show people throwing the bottles at their truck.

Esther Hyatt with Petersburg Police says the incident is being investigated.

The Olivers say participating in the flag run is their right, and others should respect that.

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