Calls For Removal Of Confederate Monuments In Baltimore

by Fredrick Graves August 15, 2017, 0:05
Calls For Removal Of Confederate Monuments In Baltimore

The mayor suggested the statues be moved to a community park.

The neo-Nazis had gathered to protest the city's plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Maryland's speaker of the House is calling for the removal of a Confederate statue of the Supreme Court justice who wrote a decision upholding slavery that sits on the front law of the statehouse.

'The tragic events in Charlottesville today have accelerated the announcement I meant to make next week, ' Gray said in a statement just hours after a protest of the removal of a Confederate statue in the Virginia city devolved into violent clashes.

Pugh told The Sun it's her intention to remove all four.

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'I am taking action to relocate the Confederate statues. Councilman Brandon Scott told the Sun that he would introduce a resolution at Monday's Council meeting demanding removal.

In the press release, Pugh also notes that she reached out to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to learn about the Big Easy's process and costs - which totaled $2.1 million for the removal of their four monuments.

What was already a contentious, violent rally became murderous Saturday, when a 20-year-old white supremacist named James Alex Fields allegedly drove his auto into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing one and injuring at least 19 others. "Baltimore has had more than enough time to think on the issue it's time to act". "These statues were erected to show that white supremacy is the order in this country".

On Saturday, the mayor of Lexington, Kentucky, said that he is going to remove two Confederate monuments from his city's former courthouse in light of the racial unrest and terrorism in Charlottesville, Va.

According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, Gray announced in a statement he would be asking the Lexington-Fayette County Urban County Council to ask the state military commission for permission to take down the statues.


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