A protest at a Confederate statue in downtown Gainesville on Saturday drew a heavy police presence but ended peacefully.

The rally began around 11:30 am at the “Old Joe” monument on the town square, which was built in 1909 by a local Daughters of the Confederacy chapter.

The protest was organized by the Northeast Georgia Democratic Socialists of America, and several counter-protesters were in attendance.

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Police arrived at some point during the protest.

That's when the protest ended.