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No Arrests or Disturbances Reported After Confederate Demonstrations

MEMPHIS, TN - Confederate supporters protesting the removal of Confederate statues came and went from Memphis Saturday, with no arrests or disturbances reported.
 
Many credited the city for keeping the peace.
 
Pictures posted to Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland's Twitter account showed him Memphis Police Director Mike Rallings monitoring the demonstrations.
 
The City of Memphis tweeted pictures of city leaders meeting early Saturday morning for their first internal briefing.
 
The group set up shop at the Real Time Crime Center in Downtown Memphis where they could monitor cameras in every part of the city and direct dozens of police officers.
 
MPD and TBI ramped up patrols ahead of protesters to make sure protests did not become violent.
 
"I think what we saw today was certainly unprecedented for TBI. We have never deployed this many agents to the city of Memphis, but when we received the call, we were more than happy to assist," said TBI Director Mark Gwyn.

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