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Protesters Deface Confederate Statue in Atlanta

Protesters Deface Confederate Statue in Atlanta
Potesters try to topple a Confederate monument with a chain Aug. 13, 2017, at Piedmont Park in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Monday, 14 August 2017 09:20 AM

Protesters spray-painted and broke a chunk off a statue depicting a Confederate soldier at an Atlanta park after they marched through the city to protest the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that a lone policeman at Piedmont Park on Sunday night was surrounded by black-clad protesters shouting "pig" as demonstrators used chains to try and destroy the Peace Monument.

The statue depicts a winged angel standing over a Confederate soldier.

Video from local news outlets showed red spray paint covering much of the monument following the demonstration.

The Atlanta protest was among several around the nation over the weekend that were organized after a chaotic white supremacist rally in Virginia ended with deadly violence.

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Protesters spray-painted and broke a chunk off a statue depicting a Confederate soldier at an Atlanta park after they marched through the city to protest the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Va.
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