Tuesday, 13 November, 2018

New Orleans Has Begun Taking Down Its Confederate Monuments

Charles Lincoln speaks during a candlelight vigil at the statue of Jefferson Davis in New Orleans Monday New Orleans Has Begun Taking Down Its Confederate Monuments
Francis Olson | 09 May, 2017, 19:46

The early morning scheduling of it's removal was a part of a strategy to minimize the presence of protestors. Police were also on hand, including officers who watched the area from atop the parking garage of a nearby hotel.

The statue is one of four prominent Confederate monuments that will be removed from New Orleans' city center.

"The monuments are an aberration", he said.

New Orleans city workers removing the Liberty Monument.

It was changed to "State Holiday" in 2015 after Dylann Roof carried out a fatal attack on a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina. The removal is meant to denounce racism and symbolize a new way forward for the Southern state, but the plans have been met with aggressive opposition, including violent threats.

Crews wearing masks and driving in trucks with company names concealed arrived early Monday morning at downtown New Orleans' Liberty Square. The City Council in December 2015 voted to declare the Liberty Place monument and three statues depicting Confederate military and political figures public nuisances.

That's far more than the city's $170,000 monuments-removal budget. He says there were a handful of firefighters present, but they had no business being there. Robert Bonner, a Civil War re-enactor, lamented what he called a "terrible thing" by mentioning something about a loss of money.

"I think it's a bad thing", he said. "You start losing where you came from and where you've been".

The monument New Orleans took down Monday marks a battle that occurred several years after the Civil War's end in which white paramilitaries battled a mixed-race police force, causing deaths on both sides.

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In 1989, construction on Canal Street forced the removal of the monument, but it was relocated to its current location on Iberville Street in 1993.

President Ulysses Grant sent federal troops to take the city back three days later.

In 1932, the city of New Orleans added a plaque to the monument, explaining the battle was fought for the "overthrow of the carpetbag government, ousting the usurpers".

The statue stands in a roundabout at the entrance of City Park and the New Orleans Museum of Art.

But other institutions are still debating similar moves.

"This is about showing the whole world that we as a city and as a people are able to acknowledge, understand, reconcile - and most importantly - choose a better future", Landrieu said in a statement.

Information for this article was contributed by Avi Selk of The Washington Post and by Jesse J. Holland, Gerald Herbert and staff members of The Associated Press.

The last chunk of the Battle of Liberty Place obelisk was hauled away in lorries, whose registration plates were covered, by around 05:30 on Monday after four hours.

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