A protest over Confederate monuments that the Southern Poverty Law Center says is “shaping up to be the largest hate-gathering of its kind in decades” is scheduled for this weekend in Charlottesville, VA. They could clash with counter-protesters who plan to meet them there. Last month, similarly opposing protests rocked the city of Charlottesville and it is one of the cities to most recently facing controversy over Confederate monuments. Those in favor of keeping the statues say they reflect history and are a part of the city. Others, advocating for the monuments’ removal, call them an offensive reminder of racial oppression and white supremacy. Democratic mayor Michael Signer, who strongly denounced the KKK rally in Charlottesville, says he supports the monuments remaining where they are with some stipulations. He joins Soledad O’Brien to discuss how his city is tackling the difficult conversation around race and statues to the confederacy.

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