Protesters in Richmond yell 'take down the monument'

Published: Aug. 14, 2017 at 2:29 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 14, 2017 at 7:19 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Hundreds of protesters took to Richmond's streets on Sunday night chanting "take down the monument." At least one person was arrested.

Demonstrators were marching toward West Broad Street and Lombardy Street, as well as on Monument Avenue away from the Lee Monument.

During the protests, one person hopped a fence and climbed the Jeb Stuart Statue and waved an anti-facist flag from as others surrounded the statue.

The flag had to be taken down by the Richmond Fire Department using a ladder.  Several protesters tried to stop journalists from filming and told them to instead film the police.

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