Confederate monument ordered to be removed out of concern for public safety, mayor says – The Herald Sun

imageAnother Confederate monument is on the verge of being taken down.

A North Carolina city has written the owners of a statue of a Confederate soldier, saying it wants the monument removed, and it wants it gone by the end of the month.

According to the letter written by City Attorney Angela Carmon, Winston-Salem wants the Confederate monument removed, in part, because of the outrage surrounding similar statues in N.C. and across the nation, and the danger that can follow.

“Confederate statues … have been at the center of confrontation and violence for the past 16 months,” Carmon wrote in her letter to the United Daughters of the Confederacy, a group the city attorney said claims to own the statue. (Read more)

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