Asheville, North Carolina – After officials with the city of Asheville and Buncombe County governments agree to demolish Confederate monuments. A group of All Lives Matter protestors took the streets of downtown Asheville to support leaving the monuments and local police.
Protesting in front of the Vance Memorial, a monument that has been voted to be demolished. Zebulon Baird Vance was a Confederate officer that also served as the 37th and 43rd governor of North Carolina. At one point in Vance’s career, he also practiced law within the city of Asheville. Many cities throughout the south have taken it upon themselves to remove Confederate related monuments due to its racist history towards Black Americans.
Black Lives Matters protestors protested along with the All Lives Matters protestors and it sometimes caused some vocal arguments between the two groups. Though there were various moments of friction between both groups and only one arrest, both protests were generally peaceful.