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New Orleans set to remove Robert E. Lee statue

New Orleans set to remove Robert E. Lee statue

The city of New Orleans officially removed the P.G.T. Beauregard monument at City Park early Wednesday.

Streets near the monument were blocked off in preparation for the dismantling, which is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., CNN reported.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu will give remarks Friday afternoon about the city's efforts to remove the four Confederate monuments.

The city has released its plans for what will replace the sites where four Confederate monuments once stood in New Orleans.

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Lee Monument, located in Lee Circle in New Orleans, is one of three remaining confederate statues slated to be removed in New Orleans Louisiana, U.S., April 24, 2017.

Payne says they want to take them off of New Orleans' hands to end some of the controversy surrounding them.

The issue is a slippery-slope for New Orleans, as there are dozens more Civil War-era monuments, whom Black Lives Matter-aligned groups are now demanding be removed.

Lee commanded Confederate armies against the United States in the Civil War and is a revered figure among supporters of the old South. "While we must honour our history, we will not allow the Confederacy to be put on a pedestal in the heart of New Orleans".

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Celebrated New Orleans trumpet player Terence Blanchard told Nola.comThe Times-Picayune (http://bit.ly/2rqKQWv) that he came to watch with his wife and two daughters when he learned the statue was coming down.

The removal comes after the city had already taken down a statue of the confederacy's only president and one other memorial.

Onlookers - including some supporting the removal and those opposing it - gathered outside the barricaded area throughout the morning. Those submitting proposals to take statues must explain how they will "place the statues in context both in terms of why they were first erected and why the city chose to remove them in 2015", the city said. Dylann Roof, an avowed white supremacist, shot and killed nine black parishioners at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Some argue the monuments symbolize racial injustice and slavery. How does he feel about the use of the confederate flag in promoting the keeping of the monuments?

The 16-foot-tall bronze statue of Robert E. Lee is in the process of being hoisted from its perch high above St. Charles Avenue where the Confederate general has stood sentry for 133 years. It's been there since 1915.

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The Davis statue was the second of the four monuments to be removed in the Crescent City. It was unveiled in 1884.


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