Black Republican and Veteran Burns NAACP Card at Rally – Then Is Run Off the Road on the Way Home (Video)
Arlene Barnum, Anthony Hervey and others at pro-Confederate rally (Examiner)
On Saturday Arlene Barnum, a Vietnam-era veteran, burned her NAACP card at a pro-Confederate rally.
Then she was run off the road on the way home.
A Stuart woman who attended a pro confederate flag rally in Birmingham, Alabama, said on her Facebook page she was subsequently involved in a car accident in Mississippi. Arlene Barnham, of Stuart, posted this image after saying she had been in a roll-over accident after being chased. (McAlester News)
The NAACP, New Black Panthers and other radical black leftist groups were at the rally and confronted Barnum when she burned her NAACP card.
Then she was run off the road.
Arlene Barnum, a Vietnam-era veteran of the U.S. Army and Republican activist who supports the Confederate battle flag, burned her lifetime membership card to the NAACP at a multi-racial unity rally to save the Linn Park Confederate Monument in Birmingham, Alabama, Saturday. After the rally, however, Barnum was injured in an accident when the truck she was in rolled over after reportedly being chased, Save Our South public relations spokesperson Jonathan Barbee told Examiner.com Sunday.
The truck was being driven by Anthony Hervey, another speaker at Saturday’s rally. According to the McAlester News-Capital, Hervey was killed in the accident, which took place near Oxford, Mississippi. Initially, supporters thought Barnum had been killed as well, but the tough Army veteran posted a video to Facebook ensuring everyone that rumors of her death were quite premature.
Supporters were relieved to hear Barnum survived, but were saddened by Hervey’s death. Hervey, Barbee told Examiner, was a veteran from Mississippi who received the Purple Heart.
According to the News-Capital, Barnum said Hervey noticed a vehicle speeding up to catch them. The vehicle started to swerve into their passenger side, the report said. Apparently, Hervey sped up, but a silver vehicle continued to pursue them. Barnum reportedly said the entire incident happened quite fast.
“HELP,” she said on Facebook as the incident was taking place. “They after us. My vehicle inside down.” It is unclear, exactly, who “they” were, and unsubstantiated rumors quickly spread. Later, she tweeted: “Anthony Hervy pinned in… gas leaking.”
“Our hearts and prayers go out to our friends and their families today,” Barbee said in his press release. “We were all very proud of our peaceful event that brought everyone together in unity right here in Birmingham, which is home to the Civil Rights movement. Unlike the events in South Carolina, our event was peaceful and all races were encouraged and welcomed to attend.”
Arlene Barnum posted video from her hospital bed yesterday after the accident.