Saturday, May 13, 2017

Dueling Protests as Jefferson Davis Monument Removed in New Orleans

From: July T.
Sent: May 13, 2017
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: Dueling Protests as Jefferson Davis Monument Removed in New Orleans
In the early hours of 11 May 2017, a statue of Jefferson Davis (the president of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War) was removed in New Orleans, the second Confederate monument to be uninstalled in the city.

Crowds both in opposition to and in support of the monument to Jefferson Davis were present when work crews appeared at around 3 A.M., NBC News reported:

Due to the risk of repercussions, crews wearing masks and protective helmets arrived in the dead of night with no warning or announcement, and the company name on their truck had been blacked out. The monument was protected in bubble wrap, attached to a crane and lifted off its plinth.

A large cheer erupted when the statue was finally lifted into the air. The term “Jefferson Davis” was also the top-trending term across the U.S. on Thursday morning. A local news outlet reported that crowds had stood in support of the Jefferson Davis statue, as well as another confederate monument, for weeks:

The city also did not announce either statues’ removal. In a statement, the city said it does not plan to announce removal plans or a timeline for the two remaining monuments — P.G.T. Beauregard at the entrance to City Park and Robert E. Lee at Lee Circle — due to the “widely known intimidation, threats, and violence.” … Monument supporters — who have camped at the site for the last two weeks — waved Confederate flags across the street from the statue. Supporters and opponents were separated by barricades, similar to how NOPD organized protesters at Lee Circle on May 7. The debate was so contentious that another monument, which had been installed to honor the anti-integration Crescent City White League, had to be removed in the dead of night “by crews wearing masks and body armor,” according to reports.

In an 11 May 2017 statement about the removals, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said:

Three weeks ago, we began a challenging but long overdue process of removing four statues that honor the ‘Lost Cause of the Confederacy.’ Today we continue the mission. These monuments have stood not as historic or educational markers of our legacy of slavery and segregation, but in celebration of it. I believe we must remember all of our history, but we need not revere it. To literally put the Confederacy on a pedestal in some of our most prominent public places is not only an inaccurate reflection of our past, it is an affront to our present, and a bad prescription for our future. We should not be afraid to confront and reconcile our past. The City remains secretive about plans to address remaining monuments.
(Snopes)





Hang Out With Us:
Facebook Page
Pinterest Page
YouTube Page

Care to show your support?
Give us some love at Amazon.com

No comments:

Post a Comment

Don't be shy. Leave a comment below and tell the world what you think.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Our Sponsor: Rosa For Life

Treat yourself as though you were at a spa with this soft cotton bath hair wrap. It dries hair quickly, is water absorbent and washable. The soft cotton fabric dries quickly and will be ready for your next hair washing.

- Made of Soft Premium Cotton.
- Just twist, flip and button. Easy to use.
- It makes a perfect gift for the girls in your life.
Made by Rosa For Life in the USA.

The Rosa For Life brand takes pride in providing you with the highest quality in material and craftsmanship. You will not be disappointed with the high quality and comfort of your Rosa wrap.

These also make great gifts for the girls in your life. Each Rosa wrap is packaged in a nice white gift box, including gift tissue paper. All you have to do is gift wrap or place in a nice gift bag.



Customer Reviews 

Stumble It!

Follow Us By Email