On Monday, Pugh told The Sun that it was her "intention to move forward with the removal of the statues" and said she was frustrated that Rawlings-Blake left the work undone, especially considering she had held on to a recommendation to remove two statues for nearly a year.
Morgan was a general for the Confederacy as well as a slave owner.
A mayor in Kentucky is pushing to relocate two Confederate statues following protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, that resulted in three dead and several more injured. Two Virginia State Police troopers were also killed in a helicopter crash near the protests, which were spurred by the planned removal of a 1924 statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
In the press release, Pugh also notes that she reached out to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to learn about the Big Easy's process and costs - which totaled $2.1 million for the removal of their four monuments.Читайте также: Australia's Leaders Pushing Citizens to OK Same-Sex Marriage
Introduced in the early morning hours of Monday, Scott's resolution, citing the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, calls for "the immediate destruction of all Confederate Monuments in Baltimore". But removing them now is a step in the right direction. "Baltimore has had more than enough time to think on the issue it's time to act".
Mr. Gray's announcement came the same day that violence broke out in Charlottesville during clashes between white supremacist groups and counter-protesters.
The statues of John Hunt Morgan and John C. Breckinridge are on the grounds of Lexington's former courthouse, which is set to become a visitor's center.
Under state law, the Lexington city council must petition the Kentucky Military Heritage Commission to remove the statues, as well a propose a place to move them to.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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