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Things Just Got Violent': Dueling Confederate Flag Protests Outside S.C. Statehouse Nearly Plunge Area Into Chaos

"someone ripped a confederate flag off a truck...and punches were thrown."

Screengrab via Twitter video

Demonstrators — both for and against the Confederate flag — converged outside the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia on Monday and it appeared the area was close to possibly plunging into chaos.

Screengrab via Twitter video

As crowds protested the Confederate flag hanging outside the statehouse, others reportedly circled the state government building in their cars with Confederate flags flying. Scuffles and "fights" were also reported on Monday night.

Reporter Savannah Levins, of WLTX-TV, posted several videos from the scene showing the swelling tension between the dueling protests (Warning: Strong language):

However, there was also at least one inspiring moment where both sides were able to come together in prayer:

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