New Orleans has taken down one of the four confederate monuments slated for removal. Last night, protestors and counter protesters clashed at the Jefferson Davis monument in Mid City.
A small group protesting the removal of the monuments stood guard over a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. They lit candles and waved confederate flags. Some were armed with assault weapons. A crowd of over 200 counter protesters joined the demonstration yelling ‘take ‘em down.’
Karen Alesich watched the scene from across the street as tensions rose.
“It’s almost like a re-enactment between the North and the South, see who wins the second battle. Am I right?”
Police made multiple arrests, escorted those guarding the Jefferson Davis monument off the premises, and dispersed the crowds.