MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WZTV) — Protesters took to Public Square in Murfreesboro on Saturday calling for the removal of a Confederate statue.
The statue is of a Confederate solider and the call for its removal comes as others are removed, or some even toppled by protesters across the country. Protesters gathered near the Rutherford County Courthouse.
While things stayed predominantly peaceful. protesters, some holding "Black Lives Matter" signs, were met by counter protesters and some heated debates ensued.
The statues are falling amid continuing anti-racism demonstrations following the May 25 police killing in Minneapolis of George Floyd, the African American man who died after a white police officers pressed his knee on his neck and whose death galvanized protesters around the globe to rally against police brutality and racism.