PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO) -- One person has been arrested during the Sunday protests in Pueblo over the statue dedicated to Christopher Columbus.
Police told KRDO, it's unclear if the individual was a counter protester or how he snuck past Police barricades set up along Abriendo Avenue in order to separate the two sides.
Earlier in the day, police braced for the fourth round of Sunday protests in Pueblo. Officers blocked off traffic on Abriendo Avenue, from Colorado Avenue to Broadway Avenue. Barricades were also seen protecting the statue in front of the Rawlings Library.
The group For The People - Pueblo has vowed to protest every week until the statue on Abriendo Avenue is removed. Group members say the Columbus statue honors a historical figure who was responsible for the genocide of indigenous American people.
But counter-protesters have also demonstrated Sundays and argued that not all of Columbus's actions were bad.
During the protest on July 5, two people were arrested after crossing a yellow tape separating protesters and counter-protesters. But charges could be dropped to citations, police said.
On Sunday, hundreds of protesters came out to support the removal of the plaque of Columbus, only a few dozen came out to counter-protest.
The Pueblo Police Department told KRDO that they expect groups from out of town to join the demonstrations. A spokesperson said police will be on the alert in case people are "looking to cause trouble."
Several armed individuals could be seen throughout the protesters, however, organizers tell KRDO those individuals were present for security purposes after alleged attacks during last weeks protests.