Protect the People

At 3 p.m. on Saturday, about 250 people gathered in Health Sciences Park around the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue.

"Whose city? Whose park?" went one chant.

"The people united will never be defeated," went another.

Those in support of the statue weren't overtly present, though there were some reported sightings. Perhaps it was the heat (heat index 105) that kept them at bay.

Protesters tried to drape the statue in a giant cloth banner and made some headway before the action...

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