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'Hate Out of Winston-Salem' Group Holds Rally Against Confederate Statue in Downtown

Police in Winston-Salem had a busy Sunday with roads closed from downed trees or power lines and a heated afternoon rally in Winston-Salem at the confederate monument.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Another group is lending its voice in opposition of the confederate statue in downtown Winston-Salem. 

The sizeable crowd didn't let the icy winter storm put a chill on their rally. The group 'Hate Out of Winston-Salem' showed up in numbers as did supporters.

The Winston-Salem Police Department announced last week, they would provide security. This was in additional to having to keep traffic out of areas hit hard from the storm.

Winston-Salem city leaders jump started the conversation right after the new year when a letter was sent to the United Daughters of the Confederacy ordering them to 'remove and relocate' the statue. 

RELATED: 'Remove and Relocate': Winston-Salem City Attorney Orders Daughters of Confederacy to Remove Confederate Statue 

The city's order came shortly after the statue was vandalized for a second time. 

The Daughters of the Confederacy fired back at the city leaders calling the order dishonorable. 

RELATED: Daughters of the Confederacy Fire Back At Winston-Salem Leaders, Calls Order 'Dishonorable' 

Last week, the owner of the property also asked for the removal of the statue.