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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. 

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

RPD with Lee statue

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

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. 

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. 

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."

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.

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. 

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