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After public outcry, Florida city moves Confederate statue

After public outcry, Florida city moves Confederate statue

- The City of Orlando has officially started disassembling the confederate statue located in Lake Eola Park today.

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer announced that the statue would be moving last month, which has caused protests, with opponents of the decision saying the city was removing or hiding history.

Cassandra Lafser, a spokeswoman for the mayor's office, told CNN the statue was a gift from the Daughters of the Confederacy, given to the city in 1911. Police squad cars had closed off access to streets leading to the statue.

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The confederate statue will be relocated within the confederate veterans section at the Greenwood Cemetery. Once it is disassembled, the city will build a base, reassemble and re-erect the statute at Greenwood Cemetery.

In New Orleans, officials recently took down a monument dedicated to Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

Lafser says officials are working with historians on an inscription to be placed with the statue which puts the monument "in proper historical perspective".

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Dyer has previously said he doesn't believe the statue should be permanently removed.

On Wednesday, the Hillsborough County Commission is scheduled to discuss the removal of a Confederate memorial that sits in front of the county's courthouse.

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