Tempers flare at Lee Circle as crews prepare to remove monument

Lee's last night

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Tempers flared early Friday morning in a face-to-face confrontation between monument protesters and supporters.

Daring each other "to do something," two men were nose-to-nose in a scuffle caught on camera near the Robert E. Lee monument.

Crowds began to gather Thursday before 9 p.m. and a steady stream of protestors, supporters and onlookers have moved through the area.

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