by Natalie E. Smith
…Stone County resident Billy Roper attended the gathering representing the ShieldWall Network, a white Nationalist group that strives to “think racially, take a stand locally.” Roper was strongly opposed to the alleged threat to the monument and came out to defend it.
“I’m here to stop whomever would like to take down the Confederate monument because they’re trying to destroy our people’s culture and heritage and history on the way towards white genocide, on the way to extinction … They’re working on making the people who founded this country a minority in it.”
During the demonstration, Roper was wearing a red “Arkansas Engineering” T-shirt similar to that of former University of Arkansas (UARK) student, Andrew M. Dodson, who was photographed at the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 11. Roper, along with UARK engineering professor…
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