Lexington Mayor to Relocate Confederate Statues Amid Charlottesville Events

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 13, 2017

Democratic Lexington Mayor Jim Gray says he is taking steps to remove confederate statues in the city. "I think moving the statues to Veterans Park will allow the city to still honor history", Kay said.

- Mayor Jim Gray (@JimGrayLexKY) August 12, 2017The tragic events in Charlottesville today have accelerated the announcement I meant to make next week. The statues of John Hunt Morgan and John C. Breckinridge stand outside the city's courthouse. We have thoroughly examined this issue, and heard from many of our citizens. He said he had meant to make the announcement later in the week.

Mayor Jim Gray said he will ask the Lexington-Fayette County Urban County Council to seek permission from a statewide commission to remove the monuments from the courthouse grounds, CBS News reported.

The mayor of Lexington said that he was planning to relocate the city's Confederate statues amid Charlottesville protests.

If his petition is successful, the statues of Confederate Brig. Gen.

But as clashes broke out ahead of the so-called "Unite the Right" rally Saturday morning, police declared the gathering an unlawful assembly, breaking up the event before it officially began. Three people were killed, including a woman who died after a driver plowed into a group of peaceful marchers.

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