And after last weekend, a post made the rounds on social media claiming that the hacker group, "Anonymous" put out a hit on 11 cities threatening to take down Confederate monuments, and Lynchburg, Virginia, was named in that list.
Friday night, rumors started to spread of "gatherings" going on around in Lynchburg and messages indicated the people gathering were members of a "hate group."
But, that wasn't the case, according to Circa's affiliate WSET.
The Virginia Flaggers shared a post on their Facebook page that has now been shared more than 2,000 times.
The group wrote that since Lynchburg was included on the list circulating on social media, they placed "Monument Guards" on patrol.
Lynchburg Police were also on the scene and said they were making sure people were protected, saying things remained "peaceful."
The photo that is now going viral was captured at the end of the day at the Jubal Early monument at Fort Early.
"Late in the evening, one of the Monument Guards noticed this woman, who later identified as a Black Lives Matter supporter, trembling and shaking with fear. He said he could tell she honestly feared them. He walked up to her, arms outstretched, said 'we are not KKK' and she grabbed him and wouldn't let go. He explained that they were here to stop all of this and prevent another Charlottesville," the post continued.
"He said 'If I were KKK would I hold you like this?' And she said, 'No.'"