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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)