The Texas Freedom Force organized a demonstration against the removal of the monument while the SATX4 held a counter-protest.
Police separated the two groups to minimize clashes. However, both sides participated in organized chants.
According to the request, the monument of a confederate soldier would be moved to a location where it can be used in an educational context.
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If the request moves forward, the location will be decided by a committee made up of community members and three city departments.