While there are those American's who are pushing for the removal of monuments to the 19th century Confederate rebellion, some are still trying to get the southern states to secede from the Union. The leading force in this movement is the Southern nationalist group League of the South, an Alabama based group that has been pushing for the secession for decades.
Right now, even amidst violent protests in Virginia leaving one woman dead, the League of the South is pushing it's a agenda. The group's leader, retired university professor Michael Hill of Killen, has said they are not seeking a repeat of the Civil War that claimed nearly a million lives or a return to slavery. Yet all around multiple southern states the group has erected billboards that say "SECEDE". These types of ideas may have played a role in the violence this weekend in Virginia. While America offer's the right to free speech it also protects that right by allowing citizen's to protest safely in lawful gatherings.
There are more than just the League of the South pushing for secession, groups like Occidental Dissent and the anti-Semitic Daily Stormer are also fostering fostering the notion of dividing the country. Heidi Beirich is an extremist watchdog and said that Southern nationalism seems to have been tagging along as part of the big picture, white-power agenda. Southern states aren't the only states with groups looking to secede, a group in California is also collecting signatures for an initiation that would allow California's secession on the 2018 ballot initiative.