STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - Civil rights advocates held a rally Wednesday morning to call for the Confederate carvings on Stone Mountain to be removed.
Members of the NAACP, The National Coalition to End the Confederacy, and other groups, carried flags and signs as they marched from Stone Mountain Village into Stone Mountain park, and eventually up the mountain.
The Stone Mountain carvings represent one of the largest confederate monuments in the world.
Supporters of keeping the carvings as is say the monument it's a representation of history.
"I think its more of a work of art. It's a representation of history that is part of our United States," one park visitor said.
Meanwhile those who oppose it, said its a sign of hate.
"Its a symbol of the past and the past was filled with hate, it is there footprint," Reverend Jeffery Benoit of the Clayton-Henry County, National Action Network.
Both Republican Gubernatorial candidates, Brian Kemp and Casey Cagle, have said they want to see the carvings kept in place. Meanwhile Gubernatorial Democratic nominee, Stacey Abrams, has previously called for the carvings to be removed.