Confederate Statue Comes Down New Orleans
A historical change in the city of New Orleans overnight.
Masked crews, using a massive crane and trucks removed a controversial statue of former confederate President Jefferson Davis.
It’s the second of four confederate-era monuments to be removed from city landmarks.
Two weeks earlier, a monument to the battle of liberty place was taken down.
Like that monument, the Davis Memorial was being taken down in the wee hours.
Unlike the previous removal, this one had a larger group of people to protest its removal.
The city began the process of removing the monuments late in 2015, but court challenges tied up the removal until now.
Also slated for removal is the statue of Robert E. Lee at the city’s iconic Lee Circle.
City leaders call the monuments offensive and out of touch with today’s era.