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Removal of Robert E. Lee statue appears imminent

Removal of Robert E. Lee statue appears imminent

The city of New Orleans is set to remove its fourth and final Confederate-era monument.

The three other monuments have already been removed, with the most recent being the Beauregard statue.

The city of New Orleans removed the third of four monuments to Confederate leaders in the early morning hours, Wednesday.

Landrieu called for the monuments' removal in the lingering emotional aftermath of the 2015 massacre of nine black parishioners at a SC church.

"He has introduced racial and other discord into her city that was healing", said Hillyer about Landrieu.

The Beauregard monument was unveiled to a 17-gun salute the afternoon of November 11, 1915, by Hilda Beauregard, a granddaughter of the Confederate general, according to a report in The Times-Picayune the next morning.

Tuesday evening, the City of New Orleans released an official statement concerning the removal of the remaining two Confederate monuments.

A bill prohibits the removal and adjustment of monuments and memorial street and school names that have stood for more than 40 years on public property.

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Museum officials are in the process of figuring out if the statues are Louisiana landmarks and if legal actions need to be taken before being brought to Mississippi. We are very happy to see this Beauregard Statue go down. An obelisk honoring the militia known as the White League was taken down in April, and a statue of Jefferson Davis was removed May 11.

Onlookers sat and watched the procession in deck chairs, while supporters of the monument waved Confederate flags.

The city plans to leave the column where Lee's statue stood intact and will mount public art in its place.

The effort to remove the New Orleans monuments is part of larger controversy surrounding Confederate symbols in cities nationwide.

Work began shortly after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday to take down the third of four Confederate monuments slated for removal.

The first monument removed of David Beauregard was recently found in a maintenance yard next to trash.

The statue at the main entrance to the 1,300-acre City Park is one of four that the City Council and Mayor Mitch Landrieu have targeted for removal in an attempt to put post-Civil War divisions to rest.

Marksbury says the group is now considering filing a contempt of court charge against the city and the mayor because he says they failed to do what they said they would to protect the statues.


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