Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. ~Matthew 10:32-33

First of four Confederate era monuments removed in New Orleans

Posted: 2017-04-24

Published on Apr 24, 2017

The city of New Orleans began removing monuments to the Confederate era declared a public nuisance early Monday morning.

The statues from the Confederate era, have been a flashpoint of contention since protestors first demanded their removal.

The mayor is making the move now because of death threats and intimidation. He wants to minimize city disruption.

The first to come was the Liberty Monument, which the mayor called "the most offensive of the four" and said it was erected to "revere white supremacy."

"If there was ever a statue that needed to be taken down, it's that one," he said.

Men clad in masks, driving trucks with the logos covered by tape began taking down Liberty Monument around 1:30 a.m. The license plates had also been taken off of the vehicles.

The first section of the monument was taken down around 3 a.m.

People concerned about the planned removal of Confederate monuments held a vigil in Mid-City early Monday morning. Over two-dozen people stood near the Jefferson Davis statue overnight Sunday with lit candles in hand, expressing their concerns about the city's plans. 

They say were worried that the city may move in early Monday morning to begin tearing down statues of Robert E Lee, Jefferson Davis, PGT Beauregard and the Battle of Liberty Place.

Numerous courts have said the city has the authority to tear down the monuments, but so far the city has not confirmed plans to do so.

The City Council approved the removal of the statues in 2015, but the city had not come up with all the money to do the job, estimated at around $700,000. Landrieu announced Monday morning the city now has private funding to move all four statues.

A federal appeals court ruled in March that the monuments could be taken down, ending a bitter battle between people who wanted them to stay in place because of historical significance.

“The removal of these statues sends a clear and unequivocal message to the people of New Orleans and the nation: New Orleans celebrates our diversity, inclusion and tolerance,” Landrieu said. “Relocating these Confederate monuments is not about taking something away from someone else. This is not about politics, blame or retaliation. 

After initially moving the statues to storage, the city will seek a museum or other facility to relocate the statue.

The other statues are slated to be taken down in the following days.

The Liberty Monument was erected in 1891 in honor of the Battle of Liberty Place. The monument was meant to honor members of the White League who died during the fight.

Copyright 2017 WVUE. All rights reserved.

Share this article on:    Facebook     Google+     Twitter


Enter comments below:

Your Email:
Validation Code from Graphic:
Enter these characters in the field above.

(Comments subject to review before being published.)


Big Brother Article Summary
PostedArticle TitleTotalPending
2022-08-21 Swamp Is Shutting Down Un-Woke Social Media ... 0 0
2020-08-22 Virginia Plans Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinatio... 0 0
2020-05-27 Whistleblower: UN Hands Activist Names to Ch... 0 0
2019-06-01 Lavoy Finicum Memorial Update 2019 0 0
2019-05-30 FEAR AND JUSTICE: Firewall with Bill Whittle 0 0
2019-05-18 Elon Musk Wants To Build Skynet 0 0
2019-05-08 This what "LGBT" Really Means 0 0
2019-03-31 Seattle's Response to the Homeless Crisis Is... 0 0
2019-03-26 Seattle: The Utopian Lie | NOIR S7E8 0 0
2019-03-26 Seattle is Dying 0 0
2019-03-22 Instagram Thought Police Block Vaccine Choic... 0 0
2019-03-17 G. Edward Griffin - The United Nations: Peac... 0 0
2019-03-17 Katanga - The Untold Story of UN Betrayal 0 0
2019-02-01 Beware of Purple For Parents - They Are Not ... 0 0
2019-01-14 Obama, Mueller and the Biggest Scam in Ameri... 0 0
2018-05-19 China Ruling Party Transplants 100,000 Organ... 0 0
2018-04-24 STRIKE! Interview with Arizona teachers unio... 0 0
2018-04-24 Workers Of The World Unite In Arizona Social... 0 0
2018-04-24 "Teachers rebellion maps our path to power" ... 0 0
2018-03-03 Water Bottles And Bicycle Helmets Swept Up I... 0 0
2018-03-02 Parents Arrested For Being Poor - Bail Set A... 0 0
2018-01-11 YouTube continues to restrict many PragerU v... 0 0
2018-01-09 Judge Dismisses Federal Case Against Cliven ... 0 0
2017-07-11 Nobody in America is Talking About This... (... 0 0
2017-04-28 Berkeley Mayor Arreguin & Yvette Felarca BAM... 0 0
2017-04-28 Gavin McInnes Reads Ann Coulter's Speech at ... 0 0
2017-04-25 BATTLE FOR BERKELEY: Lauren Southern 0 0
2017-04-24 First of four Confederate era monuments remo... 0 0
2017-04-24 Confederate Monument Removed in New Orleans ... 0 0
2017-03-10 10 Shocking Declassified Secrets 0 0
2017-02-11 How Obama Seized 600 Million Acres or More A... 0 0
2017-01-19 The New McCarthyism: Enemy Of The State | Ib... 0 0
2017-01-13 You've probably never heard of this creepy g... 0 0
2016-09-14 China Is buying Up Our Radio Stations And Mo... 0 0
2016-04-18 Shadow Government 2030 0 0
2016-03-25 Inside the Lao Gai - China 0 0
2016-03-08 Silencing the Dissent cannot become the New ... 0 0
2016-02-19 Why Does No One Seem To Care? 0 0
2016-02-15 First The Came For The Ranchers... 0 0
2016-02-15 Falling into Discord ---- is 2016 our year o... 0 0
2016-02-14 Your Washing Machine Will Testify Against Yo 0 0
2016-02-01 2-1-16: Military assets moving towards Burns 0 0
2016-01-17 Harney County Fire Chief Resigns. FBI Caught... 0 0
2016-01-09 Communist Party Supports Obama's Gun Control... 0 0
2016-01-07 One Arizona Cowboy's Battle With The BLM 0 0
2016-01-07 US Federal Government vs Oregon Ranchers: Cr... 0 0
2016-01-07 The Truth About The Oregon Rancher Standoff 0 0
The Latest

The Latest (cont.)

If you would like to get the latest news from EVNN,
just send an email to eastvalleynewsnetwork@gmail.com
and say "Sign me up" and you will receive
our daily news digest at your inbox.

national debt


Catching the News that others let get away...
- Sitemap -