New Orleans Votes to Remove Confederate Monuments

CNN – The New Orleans City Council voted Thursday to remove four monuments to the Confederacy. A large crowd in council chambers broke into cheers after a 6-1 vote to take down statues of Gens. Robert E. Lee and P.G.T. Beauregard and Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy. An obelisk dedicated to the Battle of Liberty Place will also go.

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