New Orleans Confederate Statues’ Removal Ends An Extended-Strolling Battle : Npr

Over the past month, these venues became gathering places for people who support the statue removal, and those who opposed them.
With Lee Statue’s Removal, Another Battle Of New Orleans Comes To A CloseEnlarge this image toggle caption Scott Threlkeld/AP Scott Threlkeld/APThe New Orleans City Council had declared the city’s four Confederate monuments a public nuisance.
Enlarge this image toggle caption Scott Threlkeld/AP Scott Threlkeld/APThis all comes at a time when racial tensions are running high.
Many feel the city should have held a referendum on their removal rather than just approving it in city council.
The contractors who signed up for the removal received multiple death threats, and one had his car firebombed last year.

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