Hundreds rally in Chicano Park to protect murals

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A peaceful demonstration was held in Chicano Park Sunday to protect the parks murals and monuments.

Hundreds of people gathered after reports that a group of people were planning to go to Chicano Park in an attempt to have the murals and monuments removed in response to confederate monuments being taken down across the country. 

Police had to separate the protesters from a small group of counter-protestors who were escorted away from the rally.

Dozens of local religious leaders and speakers attended the event and spoke to the crowd, in what was touted as solidarity gathering, according to a Facebook event created for rally.

Many SDPD and CHP officers were in attendance and several roads were blocked off in order to make sure there was a safe environment. 

There were no injuries reported.

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