GRAHAM, N.C. -- Hundreds marched against racism on Saturday, ending at the confederate monument outside the Alamance County Courthouse.

Demonstrators held up "Black Lives Matter" signs and voiced their concerns for police reform.

They were also met by some counter-protestors, but ultimately things stayed peaceful. Rally leaders said they're focused on their goal — to protect and uplift the Black community.

“This is the largest civil rights movement in history, and it's going to keep happening," said Rion Thompson, Alamance Agents for Change. "Until the issue of white supremacy is actually addressed and dismantled.”

Some counter-protesters told us they were protecting the confederate statue, and believe it needs to stay on the basis of history.