Mayors All Across the Country Follow Suit in Removing Confederate Statues

Mayors All Across the Country Follow Suit in Removing Confederate Statues

Mayors All Across the Country Follow Suit in Removing Confederate Statues

Similarly, crews began removing Confederate statues in Gainesville, Florida, on Monday though "it was unclear if the work was hastened by" the violent events that took place in Charlottesville, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

The whole country looked on as we were all painfully reminded of our troubled history with these hate-filled groups - and to prevent trouble of their own, other mayors are stepping up to remove their Confederate statues.

This weekend, white supremacists descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, to protest the city's removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

The announcement came a day after The Sun reported a city councilman was planning to increase the pressure on Mayor Catherine Pugh to get moving on the monument removal that was left undone by former Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

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Introduced in the early morning hours of Monday, Scott's resolution, citing the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, calls for "the immediate destruction of all Confederate Monuments in Baltimore".

The move comes after a auto plowed through a group of counter protesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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. "They are there as symbols of racial hatred and that's why we feel they should come down".

The mayor of Baltimore says she has contacted two contractors about removing the city's Confederate monuments. The Kentucky Military Heritage Commission must approve the plan after the Lexington City Council votes on it.

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