Groups protest Confederate monuments in Richmond

Groups protest Confederate monuments in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (WVEC) -- The violence in Charlottesville fueled protests overnight in Richmond.

Groups carrying anti-fascist flags chanted anti-Confederate phrases, and demanded that the monuments be removed.

According to police, protesters marched down Monument Avenue to the Robert E. Lee Monument.

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A photographer at a TV station had to get stitches after being attacked.

Richmond police arrested one person.

The city is currently debating what should be done with the controversial Confederate landmarks that line Monument Avenue.  

Mayor Levar Stoney announced last month that he thinks the statues on Monument Avenue should stay put, though he appointed a commission to study adding historical context, likely with signs or new statues.

Hundreds of people packed a public hearing to debate the statues' fate last week.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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