New Orleans has been removing monuments to its Confederate history, led by Mayor Mitch Landrieu.
Sunday afternoon protesters met at Lee Square, as did people who support monument removal.
The protesters included some considered to be white supremacists, but the peaceful protesters of all beliefs were aligned, as, in the words of one man who attended who did not give his full name: “As long as they’re fighting for my interests I’m with them.”
Many have voiced their concern about the erasing of history, whether they agree with the beliefs of those commemorated at the time or not.
However, monument removal advocates voiced their opinion in chants such as “Go home racists,” and “Hey hey, ho ho, white supremacy’s got to go.”