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Gainesville man arrested after latest attack on Old Joe, a Confederate symbol in the downtown square
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People take to downtown Gainesville Sunday, May 31, 2020, on the second night of protests in Gainesville that blocked traffic and resulted in vandalism on the square. - photo by Scott Rogers
A symbol of a bygone era, Gainesville’s Old Joe was again thrust into modern-day protests Sunday night. At about 9:40 p.m., “KKK” was spray painted on the statue, which sits in the middle of the downtown square.