Hundreds flood Travis Park to protest removal of Confederate monument
Hundreds of people filled Travis Park Saturday afternoon for competing protests surrounding the proposed removal of a Confederate monument in the downtown park.
This is Texas Freedom Force organized a demonstration against the removal of the monument of a Confederate soldier. SATX4 held a counter protest.
Authorities separated the two groups to minimize clashes, however, both sides partook in organized chants.
At opposing protests over Confederate Monument in Travis Park. We haven't seen the two sides clash, but some on anti-monument side scuffled with police ending with one man in cuffs.Posted by Garrett Brnger on Saturday, August 12, 2017
One of the men opposing moving the statue. He says moving the momument would be "taking the history away and making the future ignorant." pic.twitter.com/AY1BP2G0Xv— Daniela Ibarra KTXS (@DanielaIbarraTV) August 12, 2017
The protests come after District 1 Councilman Roberto Treviño and District 2 Councilman William "Cruz" Shaw jointly filed a Council Consideration Request to relocate the statue in late July.
According to the request, the monument of a Confederate soldier would be moved to a location where it can be used in an educational context.
If the request moves forward, the location would be decided by a committee made up of community members and three city departments.
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