A North Carolinian man is using an effigy of President Obama being hung from a noose as a symbol in his fight for justice, and it’s causing quite a stir!
VR Phipps is traveling along the East Coast with a lynched Obama puppet in a wagon being pulled from his pick up truck. Phipps says the effigy is not meant to be racist, but instead he’s doing it to draw attention to his fight for justice for family members that were killed by local police officers.
In a YouTube video, Phipps claimed, “All we want is what Trayvon Martin’s family wants. Justice.” He denied racism was his motivation, arguing, “You say it’s racism, well, I tell you it’s not. It’s absolutely not. We have been hanging people in effigy when George Bush was President. I would have hanged him no problem. It wouldn’t have been a problem at all.”
The shocking imagery has drawn attention from the Secret Service and has also been spotted in New York and Florida.