New Orleans To Remove 4 Confederate Statues Around City

Four confederate statues have been ordered to be removed from New Orleans, Louisiana.

A 6 to 1 vote amongst city council representatives ruled in favor of having them taken down from prominent areas in the city.

The requests were addressed to the city’s mayor Mitch Landrieu and he agreed to take it to the council. He was quoted saying after the ruling:

The time surely comes when [justice] must and will be heard. The Confederacy, you see, was on the wrong side of history and humanity.

This decision in part comes from a response to the fatal shooting in a Black church in South Carolina this past summer in which the shooter was openly photographed carrying the Confederate flag.

The four monuments in question are: The Battle at Liberty Place, Jefferson Davis, Confederate General Robert E. Lee, and General P.G.T. Beauregard.