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Sunday, August 09, 2020

Kayla Solsbak


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After the Tennessee group left at 10:45 a.m., a man carrying a Confederate flag walked to the front of the crowd. Police soon created a barrier to protect him. 

After the Tennessee group left at 10:45 a.m., a man carrying a Confederate flag walked to the front of the crowd. Police soon created a barrier to protect him. 

Richmond police officers stand in front of pro-Confederate demonstrators in September 2017. 

Richmond police officers stand in front of pro-Confederate demonstrators in September 2017. 

A counter protester shouts back and forth with members of the Confederate group. 

A counter protester shouts back and forth with members of the Confederate group. 

Virginia State Police adorn riot gear and cordon off streets in preparation for the rally.

Virginia State Police adorn riot gear and cordon off streets in preparation for the rally.

A pro-Confederate demonstrator sarcastically blows a kiss to counter protesters. The sign around his neck reads, "Support Trump."

A pro-Confederate demonstrator sarcastically blows a kiss to counter protesters. The sign around his neck reads, "Support Trump."

A Richmond police officer stands guard in front of the Robert E. Lee statue on Saturday during a pro-Confederate rally on Monument Ave. 

A Richmond police officer stands guard in front of the Robert E. Lee statue on Saturday during a pro-Confederate rally on Monument Ave. 

Members of a Tennessee-based Confederate group stand behind a police blockade in front of the Robert E. Lee statue. 

Members of a Tennessee-based Confederate group stand behind a police blockade in front of the Robert E. Lee statue. 

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