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Jindal will fight to keep Confederate monuments in New Orleans

Gov. Bobby Jindal will seek legal avenues to keep New Orleans from removing Confederate monuments. (FOX 8 Photo) Gov. Bobby Jindal will seek legal avenues to keep New Orleans from removing Confederate monuments. (FOX 8 Photo)
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

Gov. Bobby Jindal opposes the tearing down of Confederate monuments in New Orleans and has instructed his staff to determine the legal authority he has as Governor, if any, to stop it, according to a Jindal spokesman.

The Historic District Landmarks Commission recommended moving four of the city's Confederate Monuments on Thursday.

At a meeting later that night, the Human Resource Commission followed suit, recommending to the New Orleans City Council to move the monuments elsewhere.

Supporters of the Robert E. Lee, PGT Beauregard, Jefferson Davis and Liberty monuments say they are part of history.

Some who want to move or take down the monuments say they represent discrimination.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu has been pushing for the monuments to be removed. The city council supports his decision.

The recommendations from both commissions will go back to the city council. The council would have to vote on an ordinance before any monument could be moved or removed.

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