USA: Clashes erupt at BLM protest for Confederate statue removal in Weatherford

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A Black Lives Matter (BLM) protest demanding the removal of a Confederate statue in Weatherford, Texas, saw tensions rise as counter-protesters turned violent on Saturday.

BLM protesters were seen being pushed and threatened by counter-protesters, some of whom were even carrying weapons and no face masks. One counter-protester was seen being detained by the police after charging at BLM activists.

Several protests have been taking place across the US and all around the world asking authorities to have monuments and statues removed from public spaces since a debate over racism and colonialism was triggered by the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer.

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