Another confederate statue is coming down – this time, at Lake Eola Park in Orlando, Florida.
Two years ago, a petition started circulating, asking for the removal of the “offensive” statue, spearheaded by activist David Porter. He was on the scene Thursday as workers began preparations for its removal at last.
“We said it was inconsistent to have this statue, here at lake Eola our iconic park here in Orlando at the same time we’re talking about Orlando United. That is not a sign of unity, OK. It’s the wrong place for it,” Porter stated.
The statue, known as “Johnny Reb,” is dedicated to honoring those who fought for Confederates states in the Civil War. It has been in the park since 1917 – erected 100 years ago.
Last month Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer ordered that the statue should be moved to the Confederate section of Greenwood Cemetery, but the date of the removal has not yet been determined, according to local NBC News station WESH2.
In the new wave of political correctness, Confederate statues have been coming down across the country. The last one in New Orleans was taken down last month.
Below is a news broadcast last month when the matter was still being debated.
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