Hundreds flood Travis Park to protest removal of Confederate monument

By Mariah Medina - Digital Journalist , Chris Shadrock - Web - News Producer

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.

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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