Lexington Police responded to an incident at one of the Confederate statues by the historic courthouse.
People in the area contacted LEX 18 and police about a man climbing on the statue waving Kek flag. Kek is a satirical religion often circulated by the alt-right.
A Lexington Police lieutenant on scene told LEX 18 the man did climb up on the statue but when officers told him to get down he complied. Reportedly the man did not want to talk with police, and since he climbed down right away he was not cited.
The lieutenant says at this point it appears to be an isolated act, and they don't foresee the situation escalating..