Ransom note threatens to make Confederate monument a toilet

Alabama News

A group claiming responsibility for stealing a Confederate monument from an Alabama cemetery last month is now threatening to turn the ornate sculpture of a chair into a toilet.

A representative of the United Daughters of the Confederacy on March 20 reported to police that the Jefferson Davis Memorial Chair had gone missing from a Selma cemetery. Someone sent an email to news outlets Monday claiming responsibility and saying the chair will be returned only if the United Daughters of the Confederacy agrees to display a banner at their Virginia headquarters bearing a quote from a Black Liberation Army activist.

The Associated Press could not confirm the authenticity of the claim.

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