Activity near Jefferson Davis statue fuels speculation

Activity near Jefferson Davis statue fuels speculation

On one side stood armored protesters with shields, poles and Confederate and white nationali...

History, unfortunately, has seen great nations become lost, isolated and ultimately extinct by refusing to confront the sins of the past and evolve to meet the demands of a changing world.

"It will not improve the socioeconomic balance of the city", she said.

"There's no other place in the world that pays tribute and puts on a pedestal people that tried to destroy our country", Landrieu says. "That would be handsome", he said.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has continued the removal of Confederate monuments throughout the city.

"This is the culmination of six decades of struggle here in this city and we are so proud to have all of you out with us here tonight", says one Take Em' Down NOLA protester. "This is about showing the whole world that we as a city and as a people are able to acknowledge, understand, reconcile - and most importantly - choose a better future", Mayor Landrieu said in a statement.

Photos of the Charleston shooter, Dylann Roof, taken prior to the attack showed him posing with a handgun and a small confederate flag.

To Burkhalter, those who want to keep the Confederate monuments and those who would tear them down are separated by a century.

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The video shows a man walking down the street a little before 2 a.m., and eventually sitting down outside Zoa Stigler's building. They sat outside the building and when Stigler went outside to check on them, she realized one of the two men looked unwell.

The statue, which stood for 106 years, is the second Confederate monument to come down after the New Orleans City Council voted to remove the four landmarks in 2015. Protests were expected after The Battle of Liberty Place monument was removed last month.

That granite obelisk, erected in 1891, was the least prominent of the monuments. But to some it was the most objectionable.

Two weeks earlier, a monument to the battle of liberty place was taken down. In a city known for its musical culture, supporters tapped out beats and chanted anti-white supremacy messages.

The Canal line will end at White street.

More barricades have been placed around the Jefferson Davis statue at Canal St. and S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy.

"Add a monument to King", he said, gesturing toward Jefferson Davis, then had second thoughts.

Workers have removed a controversial Confederate symbol in New Orleans under the cover of darkness, but surrounded by throngs of enthusiastic - and also grieving -demonstrators. It's been there since 1915, and a last-ditch legal effort to prevent its removal is continuing. Even if they can prove that the statue itself is the property of the City Park Improvement Association, the park property where it's sitting still belongs to the city. Unveiled in 1884, the monument is on a mound at a traffic circle - Lee Circle - that splits historic St. Charles line and the rail line on which 1920s-era streetcars rumble by.

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