Hundreds gather in support of Sam Houston statue at Hermann Park

HOUSTON – The starting point was a Facebook post by a group called Texas Antifa.

The post alleged the Sam Houston Memorial's so-called demise would begin Saturday.

The Sam Houston statue has been a fixture of Hermann Park since the 1920's and became the topic of a heated debate, just weeks after the removal of confederate monuments in New Orleans.

Those for and against the monument scheduled rallies Saturday afternoon.

People in support of the monument showed up with signs and flags, including confederate flags.

However, Texas Antifa and others who are protesting against the monument did not show up for Saturday’s scheduled protest.

KPRC 2 reached out to the Texas Antifa organization, but they have yet to respond.