Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans and city officials announced on Friday they will be removing a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee. The move has many residents up in arms as they claim the city is erasing history.
The removal comes after four other Confederate-related statues were also taken down, such as a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis last week. Critics are calling the statues divisive and outdated.
City officials plan to take Lee’s statue down during the day, and Mayor Landrieu will deliver a speech in the afternoon following the removal.
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New Orleans takes down Gen. Robert E. Lee statue overnight, the last of 4 Confederate monuments to be removed pic.twitter.com/r90sumACKD
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