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Confederate 'rebel rides' planned for Sunday

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Debate over the confederate flag still waving and is now centering on the Pope County seat.

Hundreds of people are expected to march through Russellville this Sunday in defense of what they say is Southern heritage.

Three local young adults are organizing the rally, saying any form of hate or vulgarity will not be tolerated, but some opposition could be expected.

"I'm not trying to take away your rights so why are you trying to take away mine," added friend Tyler Titsworth.

Others in town, however, are considering a counterrally.

"[It can be seen] as blatant disregard and disrespect for the people that do see it as something much more ominous and menacing," said Russellville resident Larissa Gudino.

Gudino preaches peace, but some folks on her Facebook page 'Russellville for Justice' have been talking about protesting the protesters.

"This needs to just be a show of love," she continued.

Gudino says she doesn't know if it'll actually happen, but hopes if it does it remains cordial.

"We're just a bunch of good ole boys just trying to do right," Titsworth said.

Tyler and his buddies do too knowing they're under a tight scope in this game of rights.

"This is who were are, this is how we were raised, this is our community, and we're going to show everyone that our flags are going to be flown high and proud," he said.

Another march is set for the same day in Conway, but opposition is not expected there.

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