Richard Spencer and a group of white nationalist followers marched through Charlottesville, Va., Saturday to protest the removal of a Confederate monument, chanting, “You will not replace us.”
Several dozen protesters with torches gathered in Lee Park on Saturday night, according to the Charlottesville Daily Progress, in the second demonstration of the day.
Police arrived on the scene after about 10 minutes, follwing an altercation between protestors, the paper added. The crowd was then broken up, police said.
Spencer, who attended the University of Virginia, and others were protesting a City Council decision to remove and sell a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, though a court has temporarily halted its removal.
Marchers carrying Confederate flags, torches and signs gathered around the statue in the college town to protest its removal, according to multiple reports and social media posts from the scene, including a Periscope video posted by Spencer.