These Images reveal The Racially Charged Effort To Remove accomplice Monuments In recent Orleans
On Sunday, May 7, recent Orleans activist group select Em Down NOLA organized a celebration and march to the Robert E. Lee monument in support of the removal of accomplice monuments.
Democratic mayor Mitch Landrieu approved the removal of four monuments following Dylann Roof’s mass murder of nine black churchgoers in 2015. The Liberty spot Monument, a tribute to a white supremacist rebellion erected in 1891, was the first to be removed in April 2017. The three remaining monuments set to be removed are statues of Jefferson Davis, the accomplice president, and accomplice Gens. P.G.T. Beauregard and Robert E. Lee.
Marchers were met at Lee Circle by protesters opposing the accomplice monuments’ removal where tension was mounting.