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leeWith the world focus upon confederate monuments after the violence in Charlottesville and the announcements from various cities related to their respective monuments, the organizations that spearheaded the removal of the New Orleans monuments are announcing a rally this weekend.

 

New Orleans was the first city to hit the radar on the issue of confederate monuments after it removed three statues amid significant controversy.

Those organization, "Take Em Down NOLA (TEDN) and the New Orleans Peoples Assembly (NOPA), are holding a Press Conference, today, on the steps of New Orleans City Hall at 11:30 AM to announce its Charlottesville, Virginia Solidarity Rally & March, Saturday, August 19, 2017, 1 p.m. from Congo Square to Jackson Square. .  

Based upon a just circulated press release:

"TEDN is also demanding that the City Council of New Orleans pass TEDN’s Ordinance to remove all Confederate monuments and memorials from public spaces. “We call on the City Council to finish the work it began in December 2015, by removing all remaining monuments honoring White Supremacy,” said Malcolm Suber, a TEDN organizer.

“We are calling on all people of good will to show solidarity with Charlottesville, Memphis, Durham, Gainesville, and other communities in other states that want to remove the names and statues honoring the treasonous Confederates and white supremacists, who tried to overthrow the U.S. government and killed hundreds of thousands of Americans to preserve slavery for their own economic gain.”      

On a related note, today, President Donald Trump tweeted, "Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments

 

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