Tension continues to mount nationwide over Confederate statues and monuments, and Thursday morning, President Donald Trump defended the statues, tweeting, “You can’t change history.” Thousands filed into Newton Thursday afternoon for the 128th annual Soldiers Reunion Parade.  During the parade, Channel 9 saw that one man with a gun was

taken into custody. Eyewitness News reporter Dave Faherty witnessed the incident and said the man went over to some Civil War re-enactors and pepper sprayed them. The Civil War re-enactors and members of the Sons of the Confederacy were protecting a Confederate monument at the old courthouse.  Two parade participants notified police that a man with pepper spray was following the Confederate veteran re-enactors. READ MORE