Six arrested in Memphis during Confederate monument protest

Protesters attempted to cover the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue twice. Police arrested those protesters who attempted to cover the statue on the second attempt. (WREG)

MEMPHIS, Tenn — Six protesters  were arrested in Memphis Saturday during a march for the removal of a confederate monument.

According to our sister station, WREG, protesters were attempting to put a tarp on the Nathan Bedford Forrest monument.

Others tried to block police as they escorted those arrested away.

Police monitoring protesters. (WREG)