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Protesters, counter-protesters face off at Virginia Confederate statue

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 01:18

Protesters and counter-protesters exchanged words and signs near the Confederate monument of General Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia on Saturday, during a rally protesting its removal. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Several groups protested in Richmond, Virginia, on Saturday (September 16) where Tennessee-based New Confederate States of America called for a rally to protest the proposed removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The Tennessee-based group says it rejects hatred and doesn't have a permit, but police have cleared parking around the statue for the demonstration. Anti-Confederate statue protesters also gathered and confronted the Tennessee group and their sympathizers, but no violence has been reported. Last month violence broke out and one woman was killed when white nationalists had gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia to protest against the planned removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee, who led the pro-slavery Confederacy's army during the U.S. Civil War.

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Protesters, counter-protesters face off at Virginia Confederate statue

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 01:18