Protesters damage Confederate statue in Atlanta

A statue in Atlanta's Piedmont Park, depicting a Confederate soldier with an angel watching over him, was vandalized on Sunday, August 13, 2017.

CBS affiliate WGCL

ATLANTA — Protesters spray-painted and broke a chunk off a statue depicting a Confederate soldier at an Atlanta park Sunday after they marched through the city to protest the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

The statue, in the city's Piedmont Park, depicts a winged angel standing over a Confederate soldier. 

Images from CBS affiliate WGCL show red spray paint covering much of the monument following the demonstration. 

The Atlanta protest was among several around the nation over the weekend that were organized after a chaotic white supremacist rally in Virginia ended with deadly violence. 

A group that hosts a ceremony every year to re-dedicate the monument vows that it will be repaired.

John Green, past commandant of the Old Guard of the Gate City Guard, said Monday his group must now raise money to repair the 105-year-old statue damaged during a Sunday protest after the deadly weekend violence in Virginia. 

The group claims the statue was created to help bring the nation back together after the Civil War. The statue was constructed nearly 50 years after the Civil War ended.

No arrests were made in connection with the incident.