Mayors All Across the Country Follow Suit in Removing Confederate Statues
00:08, Aug 15, 2017
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On Monday, Pugh told our media partners at The Baltimore Sun that she has reached out to two contractors to talk about removing Baltimore's Confederate-era monuments - Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Mount Royal Avenue, the Confederate Women's Monument on West University Parkway, the Roger B. Taney Monument on Mount Vernon Place and the Robert E. Lee and Thomas. J.
A mayor in Kentucky has proposed removing two Confederate monuments from his city in response to violent clashes between white nationalists and antifa in Charlottesville. We have thoroughly examined this issue, and heard from many of our citizens, Gray said.
Mayor Jim Gray took to Twitter on Saturday afternoon and first did what our president could not-clearly condemned the white supremacist violence in Virginia.
Pugh also referenced a meeting she said she had with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu about Confederate monuments removal.
Kentucky was officially neutral during the Civil War, but came under Union control early in the conflict. They can be found in public parks, courthouses and capitol buildings, among other locations.
"I think this is a good solution and the right thing to do", he told the Herald-Leader. Gray asked the Lexington city council to support his petition for removal next week. And that's why I've recommended to our council that they be placed along our Veterans Park War Memorial Walk together with two monuments to the union effort.
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