Tempers Flare at Lee Circle in New Orleans
Protests have been getting testy at Lee Circle in New Orleans. Take Em Down groups clash with pro monument protesters at the historic site.
WWL TV reports the two sides clashed in several heated arguments throughout the day.
For the past few days, monument supporters have been encouraging folks to show up at the Take 'Em Down rally. While some have simply asked for generic counter-protests, others have called for their members to be prepared to fight. Many of the pro-monument supporters have been waving the rebel flag during the counter demonstration.
New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison says the groups have been physically separated from one another with divided protest areas.