PO­LICE TACKLE LONE OP­PO­NENT AT STATUE PROTEST

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - - WORLD -

HOL­LY­WOOD, FLA. Protests over whether a Florida sub­urb should strip the names of Robert E. Lee and two other Con­fed­er­ate gen­er­als from city streets briefly turned tense Wed­nes­day when a lone pro-Con­fed­er­ate pro­tester charged at about 100 an­tiCon­fed­er­ate demon­stra­tors.

Po­lice quickly tack­led Chris Tedino, 21, of Mi­ami, throw­ing him and his Con­fed­er­ate flag to the ground. About five of­fi­cers car­ried him away as his op­po­nents cheered. The con­fronta­tion oc­curred out­side Hol­ly­wood City Hall just hours be­fore the city com­mis­sion was sched­uled to de­cide whether to re­move the three names from res­i­den­tial streets of this Fort Laud­erdale sub­urb.

If the mea­sure passes, Hol­ly­wood would join Gainesville and the Gulf coast town of Braden­ton as Florida cities that have re­moved Con­fed­er­ate memo­ri­als.

TERRY SPENCER / THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

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