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A rally against Gainesville's 'Old Joe' and Confederate Memorial Day

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Emotions flare in downtown Gainesville as protesters squared off in front of the controversial confederate statue. The push to remove the statue continues in a rally opposing "Confederate Memorial Day". Citizens joined members of the Alachua County Peace Coalition protesting what was supposed to be a Confederate Memorial Day wreath laying ceremony.

While Florida recognizes April as confederate history month--a statue sculpted for Gainesville in 1904 continues to be a subject of intense debate.

Alachua County Commissioners have yet to make a decision on the future of 'Old Joe' --but say they look to weigh in on the issue in late May.

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