POLICE TACKLE LONE OPPONENT AT STATUE PROTEST
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.