Supporters of the John C. Calhoun statue held a protest at Marion Square in downtown Charleston on Monday afternoon. They called for the statue to remain where it is, saying it’s a reminder of where we came from and how far we have come.
Arrests in Charleston began early Sunday afternoon when police responded to Marion Square for what they said was an illegal gathering. The arrests began shortly after authorities gave warnings that arrests would begin if protesters did not disperse.
The governor issued a new executive order on Monday extending the order allowing for the states’s response to COVID-19 to continue which also includes the state’s “Home or Work” order which was issued in April.
This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 3,207, and those who have died to 80, according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.