Activists Clash At Protest Removal Of Confederate Statues

posted by Mark Starling -

Five people are facing charges after two activist groups clashed over a "Confederate Memorial Day" event this weekend.  

The Taking Back Alamance County group planned an event to protest the destruction of "Southern symbols" in cities across the United States.  Between 100 and 200 people attended the rally.  The Southern Poverty Law Center designated the Confederate group as a hate group earlier this year.  Another group of around 30 people from the Triangle Industrial Workers of the World held a counter-rally, calling their event "Stop white supremacy in Alamance County."  

During the event, police say two people were arrested for trespassing, two for allegedly assaulting a law enforcement officer and one other accused of injury to real property.

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