Arrests made during rally at Nathan Bedford Forrest statue

Rally at Nathan Bedford Forest Statue turns into multiple arrests, march

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A peaceful rally was supposed to occur at the Nathan Bedford Forrest Statue on Saturday, but instead it turned into multiple arrests.

This rally came one day after it was announced that the Memphis City Council would have a session on Tuesday, August 22, to discuss “the immediate removal and/or sale” of the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue in Health Sciences Park and the Jefferson Davis statue in downtown Memphis.

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Activists at one point tried to cover the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue, but police removed them.

According to MPD 7 at the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue protest have been arrested.

The charges included obstruct highway/passageway, disorderly conduct and desecration of a venerated object.

We will keep this story updated when more info becomes available.