Pro- and anti-Confederate demonstrations at Hot Springs NP go off without major incident

A demonstration in support of Confederate monuments held Saturday in Hot Springs National Park drew, at its peak, between 350-400 demonstrators and counterprotesters and resulted in only a handful of arrests, mostly for disorderly conduct, city and National Park Service officials said.

The demonstration, the fourth of its kind this year, drew more attention than the earlier gatherings given the events of the week before, when violence broke out at a Charlottesville, Va., rally to protest the removal of a Gen. Robert E. Lee monument.

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