PHOTO GALLERY: Hundreds gather to protest for and against Confederate monuments in Richmond

Image courtesy of Richmond Police.

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Hundreds gathered in Richmond Saturday to express their support for removing Confederate monuments in the city. A significantly smaller group from out of state was also on hand to protest the possible removal of the statues.

Groups have been actively protesting since about 9 a.m., and continued even after the out of state group left the area.

Several groups were involved in the planning of the rallies which all converged on Monument Avenue, including the Richmond Peace Education Center, The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Richmond, the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, a New York chapter of Black Lives Matter and a group from Tennessee who called themselves Confederate States of America II.

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