An anti-racism protester recites poetry to an armed Georgia State Patrol Officer.

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While white supremacists gathered in a fenced-off, dedicated area, extra law enforcement, including this corrections officer, surround the group to protect them from anti-racism groups that gathered in the area.

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Stone Mountain, the Rushmore of the Confederacy and stomping grounds of the Ku Klux Klan since the early 1900s, is often the site of pro-white supremacy rallies and gatherings.  In the last few years, these white supremacist groups have been outnumbered by anti-racism groups every time they gather and pressure has been mounting for the park to remove the pro-Confederacy relief carving on the face of the granite slab for which the park is named.

Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice attended to support anti-racism groups.

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A protestor faces off with law enforcement.

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Protestors threw smoke bombs at the line of law enforcement officers.  

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An anti-racism activist sits between law enforcement and other activist groups.

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In anticipation of counter-protestors, addition law enforcement, including corrections officers and reserve guard officers were brought in to assist Stone Mountain police.

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Anti-racism groups, including churches and non-profit organizers, rallied the counter-protestors to drown out the white nationalist groups.

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A white nationalist walks the inside perimeter of their fenced-off space, waving a Confederate flag at the anti-racism counter-protesters.

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At the end of the gathering, with the police and law enforcement dispersed, the two groups engaged in some heated words, but no violence.

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The Trigger Effect // Photographed for the Atavist Magazine

Bill Schultz explains why he and Lynne Schultz, Scout's mother, chose this photo of Scout to enlarge and display at Scout's funeral. The photo reminded them of how passionate Scout was about social justice and advocacy. Scout was fatally shot by a Georgia
Bill Schultz explains why he and Lynne Schultz, Scout's mother, chose this photo of Scout to enlarge and display at Scout's funeral. The photo reminded them of how passionate Scout was about social justice and advocacy. Scout was fatally shot by a Georgia Tech police officer on September 16, 2017. At the time Scout served as the President of the Georgia Tech Pride Alliance, and describe themselves as “bisexual, nonbinary and intersex," and preferred the pronouns "they/them". (Annalise Kaylor for Atavist Magazine)
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Friends of Scout Schultz, from L to R: Cal Ferrera, Bailey Becker, Cat Monden, Allyn Wardlow, and Naiki Kaffezakis, on the Georgia Tech campus. (Annalise Kaylor for Atavist Magazine)
Friends of Scout Schultz, from L to R: Cal Ferrera, Bailey Becker, Cat Monden, Allyn Wardlow, and Naiki Kaffezakis, on the Georgia Tech campus. (Annalise Kaylor for Atavist Magazine)
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From L to R: Bailey Becker, Cal Ferrera, Cat Monden, Naiki Kaffezakis, and Allyn Wardlow. Cat witnessed the shooting of her close friend, Scout Schultz, on September 16, 2017. The other friends serve in leadership roles in the Pride Alliance at Georgia Te
From L to R: Bailey Becker, Cal Ferrera, Cat Monden, Naiki Kaffezakis, and Allyn Wardlow. Cat witnessed the shooting of her close friend, Scout Schultz, on September 16, 2017. The other friends serve in leadership roles in the Pride Alliance at Georgia Tech, a student organization for LGBTQIA students and their allies. Scout Schultz was the President of the Pride Alliance at the time of their death. (Annalise Kaylor for Atavist Magazine)
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Cal Ferrera served with Scout Schultz on the leadership board of The Pride Alliance at Georgia Tech. Ferrera is the Secretary of the organization. Schultz, who did not identify as male or female, serves as the President of The Pride Alliance at Georgia Te
Cal Ferrera served with Scout Schultz on the leadership board of The Pride Alliance at Georgia Tech. Ferrera is the Secretary of the organization. Schultz, who did not identify as male or female, serves as the President of The Pride Alliance at Georgia Tech and was posthumously awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the school. (Annalise Kaylor for Atavist Magazine)
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Allyn Wardlow, friend of Scout Schultz and the Treasurer of The Pride Alliance at Georgia Tech, shows off a necklace that pays homage to the variety of pronouns used in gender identity. (Annalise Kaylor for Atavist Magazine)
Allyn Wardlow, friend of Scout Schultz and the Treasurer of The Pride Alliance at Georgia Tech, shows off a necklace that pays homage to the variety of pronouns used in gender identity. (Annalise Kaylor for Atavist Magazine)
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Naiki Kaffezakis served with Scout Schultz on the leadership board of The Pride Alliance at Georgia Tech. Kaffezakis is the Vice President of the organization. Schultz, who did not identify as male or female, serves as the President of The Pride Alliance
Naiki Kaffezakis served with Scout Schultz on the leadership board of The Pride Alliance at Georgia Tech. Kaffezakis is the Vice President of the organization. Schultz, who did not identify as male or female, serves as the President of The Pride Alliance at Georgia Tech and was posthumously awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the school. (Annalise Kaylor for Atavist Magazine)
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Bailey Becker (L) and Cat Mondern (R) were both friends of Scout Schultz, a Georgia Tech student who was shot by campus police on September 16, 2017. Schultz, who did not identify as either female or male, served with Becker as President of The Pride Alli
Bailey Becker (L) and Cat Mondern (R) were both friends of Scout Schultz, a Georgia Tech student who was shot by campus police on September 16, 2017. Schultz, who did not identify as either female or male, served with Becker as President of The Pride Alliance at Georgia Tech. Monden, a close friend of Scout's, witnessed the shooting. (Annalise Kaylor for Atavist Magazine)
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The intersection on the campus of Georgia Tech where Scout Schultz died by suicide by cops.

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The Women's March on Washington after the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. President.

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, running to be the Democratic nominee for President, makes a campaign at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia.

Donald Trump campaigns in Atlanta, Georgia, to become the Republican nominee for President
// The inauguration of President Trump in Washington, D.C.

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