Landrieu to formally seek relocation of Confederate monuments

Landrieu to formally seek relocation of Confederate monuments

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - On Thursday Mayor Mitch Landrieu will formally ask the New Orleans City Council to initiate the legal and public hearing processes to relocate four prominent Confederacy-related monuments.

The four monuments are: General Robert E. Lee Monument, General P.G.T. Beauregard Equestrian Statue, Jefferson Davis Monument and the Liberty Monument (Crescent City White League). The mayor wants to see them replaced with "symbols that reflect the culture, unity, hope and future of New Orleans as the city looks to its 300th anniversary in 2018," according to a news release from the city.

Landrieu will ask the Council to hold public hearings and solicit comments and recommendations from the City's Human Relations Commission, the Historic District Landmarks Commission, the chief administrative officer, the City attorney, the superintendent of the New Orleans Police Department, and the director of the Department of Property Management.

The noon presentation will also be streamed online on the City Council's website at or by clicking here.

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