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Crowd gathers in New Orleans to watch statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee being removed - Los Angeles Times;

Crowd gathers in New Orleans to watch statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee being removed - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesCrowd gathers in New Orleans to watch statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee being removedLos Angeles TimesGen. Robert E. Lee stood erect, arms crossed defensively over his chest, as workers in masks and protective vests gathered with power tools Friday to oust him from his prominent 133-year perch in the heart of New Orleans. Just after dawn, a removal ...and more »

Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee comes down as New Orleans sidelines its Civil War past - The Spokesman-Review;

Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee comes down as New Orleans sidelines its Civil War past - The Spokesman-Review

The Spokesman-ReviewConfederate Gen. Robert E. Lee comes down as New Orleans sidelines its Civil War pastThe Spokesman-ReviewWorkers prepare to take down the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, which stands over 100 feet tall, in Lee Circle in New Orleans, Friday, May 19, 2017. (Gerald Herbert / Associated Press). By Jesse J. Holland Associated Press. Twitter · Facebook.and more »

The Latest: Mayor: Statue Removal Will Allow City to Heal - U.S. News & World Report;

The Latest: Mayor: Statue Removal Will Allow City to Heal - U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World ReportThe Latest: Mayor: Statue Removal Will Allow City to HealU.S. News & World ReportNew Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says removal of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's monument will allow the city to "heal and become the city we always should have been.". | May 19, 2017, at 11:40 a.m.. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Google +; Cancel.and more »

Paulscrawl via Wikimedia Commons - KPRC Houston;

Paulscrawl via Wikimedia Commons - KPRC Houston

KPRC HoustonPaulscrawl via Wikimedia CommonsKPRC HoustonNEW ORLEANS - The city of New Orleans is set to remove its fourth and final Confederate-era monument. Unlike the first three statues, the monument to Gen. Robert E. Lee is coming down during the day.and more »

Historic Lee statue coming down - KHOU;

Historic Lee statue coming down - KHOU

KHOUHistoric Lee statue coming downKHOUNEW ORLEANS – The 16-foot-tall bronze statue of Robert E. Lee is in the process of being hoisted from its perch high above St. Charles Avenue where the Confederate general has stood sentry for 133 years. A crane arrived to remove Lee early Friday ...and more »

Final Confederate monument to come down in New Orleans - Philly.com;

Final Confederate monument to come down in New Orleans - Philly.com

Philly.comFinal Confederate monument to come down in New OrleansPhilly.comPro-monument protesters gather as the Confederate general P.G.T. Beauregard is removed Tuesday from the entrance to City Park in New Orleans. by JESSE J. HOLLAND, The Associated Press. The city of New Orleans will take down a prominent statue of ...and more »

Robert E. Lee statue to come down in New Orleans, extra security on hand - CBC.ca;

Robert E. Lee statue to come down in New Orleans, extra security on hand - CBC.ca

CBC.caRobert E. Lee statue to come down in New Orleans, extra security on handCBC.caThe city of New Orleans will take down a prominent statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on Friday, completing the southern city's removal of four Confederate-related statues that some called divisive. Unlike the first three statues, city officials ...and more »

City gives details on Lee statue removal - WWL;

City gives details on Lee statue removal - WWL

WWLCity gives details on Lee statue removalWWL"NEW ORLEANS – Tomorrow, City officials will continue the process to remove the last remaining monument that prominently celebrates the “Lost Cause of the Confederacy.” The statues being removed were erected decades after the Civil War to celebrate ...and more »

Mitch Landrieu and the burden of history: Opinion - NOLA.com;

Mitch Landrieu and the burden of history: Opinion - NOLA.com

NOLA.comMitch Landrieu and the burden of history: OpinionNOLA.comJust after sunrise Friday, a worker is lifted near the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The city plans to take down the monument Friday, May 19, 2017. (Photo by Brett Duke, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune). 0 shares. By Guest columnist. By Jason ...and more »

Final confederate statue coming down in New Orleans - KBTX;

Final confederate statue coming down in New Orleans - KBTX

KBTXFinal confederate statue coming down in New OrleansKBTXNEW ORELANS, La. -- The Robert E. Lee monument in New Orleans will be the fourth and final confederate-era monument to be taken down by the city on Friday. The statue is set to be dismantled beginning at 9 a.m. Unlike the first three monuments, city ...and more »

Photos: Work begins at Robert E. Lee to bring down final targeted Confederate monument - The Advocate;

Photos: Work begins at Robert E. Lee to bring down final targeted Confederate monument - The Advocate

The AdvocatePhotos: Work begins at Robert E. Lee to bring down final targeted Confederate monumentThe AdvocateImages from Lee Circle where the fourth and final targeted Confederate monument — Robert E. Lee — is set to be removed on Friday morning. Close. 1 of 31. no.lee.051917.032.JPG. Buy Now. Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON. Jenna Bernstein ...and more »

Watch passions rise at the Robert E. Lee monument in New Orleans: Video - NOLA.com;

Watch passions rise at the Robert E. Lee monument in New Orleans: Video - NOLA.com

NOLA.comWatch passions rise at the Robert E. Lee monument in New Orleans: VideoNOLA.comWhen word spread that the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee would be removed from his column above downtown New Orleans early Friday morning (May 18), pro- and anti-monument activists locked in sometimes strident debate. Crowd Gathers ...and more »

Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee statue coming down Friday morning, city announces - NOLA.com;

Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee statue coming down Friday morning, city announces - NOLA.com

NOLA.comConfederate Gen. Robert E. Lee statue coming down Friday morning, city announcesNOLA.comConfederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's statue at Lee Circle, the last of four monuments New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu wants removed from public property, will be taken down Friday morning (May 19), the city announced. The statue will spend only one more ...and more »

Lee Circle traffic restrictions in effect Friday for Confederate monument removal - NOLA.com;

Lee Circle traffic restrictions in effect Friday for Confederate monument removal - NOLA.com

NOLA.comLee Circle traffic restrictions in effect Friday for Confederate monument removalNOLA.comLee Circle and streets within a block of the Confederate monument were closed to traffic Friday morning in advance of the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue. The dismantling is expected to last from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. The Lee statue is the last ...and more »

RISE: Trump takes off; Iran votes; Lee comes down - Sarasota Herald-Tribune;

RISE: Trump takes off; Iran votes; Lee comes down - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Sarasota Herald-TribuneRISE: Trump takes off; Iran votes; Lee comes downSarasota Herald-TribuneIn this Sept. 2, 2015, file photo, the statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee stands in Lee Circle in New Orleans. The city of New Orleans plans to take down the confederate statue on Friday, May 19, 2017, completing the southern cityþÄôs removal of four ...and more »

New Orleans' Robert E. Lee Statue to Come Down Friday - Daily Beast;

New Orleans' Robert E. Lee Statue to Come Down Friday - Daily Beast

Daily BeastNew Orleans' Robert E. Lee Statue to Come Down FridayDaily BeastProtesters demonstrate as a crew works to remove a monument of Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard. Authorities in New Orleans plan to dismantle the fourth of the city's Confederate-era statues Friday, with the mayor to give a speech to mark the ...and more »

New Orleans set to remove Robert E. Lee statue - MyPalmBeachPost;

New Orleans set to remove Robert E. Lee statue - MyPalmBeachPost

MyPalmBeachPostNew Orleans set to remove Robert E. Lee statueMyPalmBeachPostGerald Herbert/Associated Press The statue of Robert E. Lee is New Orleans is scheduled to be dismantled on Friday. Posted: 4:21 a.m. Friday, May 19, 2017. NEW ORLEANS —. The fourth and final Confederate-era monument is set to be removed by the city ...and more »

New Orleans removing last of four statues linked to pro-slavery era - Jerusalem Post Israel News

New Orleans removing last of four statues linked to pro-slavery eraJerusalem Post Israel NewsNEW ORLEANS - New Orleans will remove a statue on Friday of Confederate military leader Robert E. Lee, the last of four monuments the city is taking down because they have been deemed racially offensive, officials said. Since May 11, crews have ...and more »

Lee monument removal: Crowd gathers despite postponement - NOLA.com;

Lee monument removal: Crowd gathers despite postponement - NOLA.com

NOLA.comLee monument removal: Crowd gathers despite postponementNOLA.comIt's become a pattern. Word spread that the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee would be pried from its perch high above downtown New Orleans early Friday (May 18). It would be the last of four such extractions of Confederate monuments in New ...and more »

Confederate monument protections closer to becoming law - Times Daily

Confederate monument protections closer to becoming lawTimes DailyMONTGOMERY — Alabama lawmakers are inching closer to prohibiting the removal of Confederate monuments and other long-standing historical markers. A bill prohibits the removal and alteration of monuments and memorial street and school names that ...and more »