Group protests removal of Confederate Monument
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Group protests removal of Confederate Monument


EPORTS>>BECAUSE IT NEEDS TO BE SEEN. IF YOU MOVE IT, YOU HIDE IT.>>IT’S BEEN THE FOR OVER A HUNDRED YEARS, IT IS NOT IN THE WAY. MAYBE IS OFFENSIVE TO SOME PEOPLE, I DO NOT KNOW WHO. EMILY: ABOUT A DOZEN SUPPORTERS STOOD IN FREEDOM SQUARE SUNDAY, LOUISVILLE METRO POLICE STOOD BY JUST IN CASE.>>IPASS THE STATUE, IT IS MY FAVORITE LANDMARK IN LOUISVILLE. EMILY: THEY DO NOT WANT TO SEE THE — SEE THE CONFEDERATE MONUMENT MOVED. I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY THEY WOULD WANT TO MOVE IT, IT WILL NOT PROVE ANYTHING. EMILY: THE MONUMENT OF SEVERAL CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS HAS BEEN STANDING AT THE JUNCTION OF SECOND AND THIRD STREETS SINCE 1954. IT’S BEEN IN THE CITY SINCE 1895>>THEY REPRESENT A FREEDOM FOR EVERYBODY. IT IS FAR BEYOND JUST A CONFEDERATE STATUE. EMILY: EARLIER THIS YEAR, LOUISVILLE MAYOR GREG FISCHER ANNOUNCED THE MONUMENT WOULD BE TAKEN DOWN AND MOVED.>>THE STAIN OF SLAVERY AND RACISM THAT THIS MONUMENT REPRESENTS FOR MANY, MANY PEOP HAS NO PLACE IN A COMPASSIONATE, FORWARD LOOKING CITY EMILY: BUT THE MONUMENT IS STAYING PUT FOR NOW. A GROUP CALLED THE SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS, IS SUING THE CITY. THEY WANT THE MONUMENT TO STAY PUT AND GOT A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER STOPPING THE CITY FROM REMOVING IT. THAT ORDER WAS LIFTED BY A JUDGE LAST MONTH IN A STATEMENT ISSUED LAST MONTH, THE MAYOR SAYS WE WILL AWAIT THE JUDGE’S FINAL WRITTEN RULING BEFORE TAKING NEXT STEP SUPPORTERS OF THE MONUMENT SAY IT HAS A HISTORICAL PLACE IN THE CITY>>I AM AGAINST THEM TRYING TO REMOVE HISTORICAL ARTIFACTS AND MONUMENTS THAT HAVE SIGNIFICANCE

12 Comments

  • Reywin SD

    at least be thankfull they havent done the same thing germany did with hitlers memorial, historical facts, his home, all destroyed..

  • falcon Eddy

    let's move the monuments and have them installed along the southern border wall with a laser light display and fireworks every night. maybe we could have the unemployed coal miners from West Virginia and Kentucky work on this project and get off welfare.

  • Bruce Burns

    Does that mean that the graves and memorials of the Germans buried at Normandy on French soil must be torn down , after all they were fighting for a fascist government , no the memorial is for the fallen soldiers even though they fought and lost their cause .

  • Southern Man

    It does not stand for racism . For God sake its a soldier who fought for his rights and to protect his land. No soldier had slaves and didn't fight to keep slaves.

  • Southern Man

    It's mostly College kid's and blacks that don't understand the history behind it. The democratic politicians want their vote so they agree with whom ever to get their vote.

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