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Monuments group praises proposed legislation to protect Confederate-era statues

PGT Beauregard is one of the monuments scheduled to be removed. (FOX 8 Photo/FILE) PGT Beauregard is one of the monuments scheduled to be removed. (FOX 8 Photo/FILE)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

The Monumental Task Force Committee on Friday praised a state senator for pre-filing a bill that would protect historic monuments.

Beth Mizell's bill calls for the creation of a state historical commission to make sure that memorials referencing historic conflicts, events or figures could not be removed, renamed or altered.

The MTFC opposes the city's decision to remove Confederate-era monuments from New Orleans.

The City Council declared the monuments a public nuisance in December, but the removal process hasn't started due to reports of threats against possible contractors.

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