Committees vote to remove Confederate monuments deemed nuisances

Committees vote to remove Confederate monuments deemed nuisances

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A huge blow to supporters of New Orleans' Confederate monuments was dealt Thursday as two city commissions voted to take them out of public view.

On Thursday evening, the Human Relations Committee voted unanimously to remove the Robert E. Lee, P.G.T. Beauregard, Jefferson Davis and Liberty monuments from public view, calling them a nuisance.

The group's decision followed the Historic District Landmarks Commission's recommendation to remove the monuments.

The discussion over the future of the monuments has ignited furious debate from both sides.

The final decision lies with City Council, which will take it up at its Aug. 20 meeting.

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