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Hurricane Laura knocked down a Confederate ‘Defender’s Monument’ in Louisiana, weeks after local officials voted to keep it

The South’s Defenders Memorial Monument in Lake Charles, Louisiana, which honours fallen Confederate soldiers, has been the subject of controversy for decades. On Thursday, Hurricane Laura’s fierce winds toppled the Confederate soldier atop the monument. The damage came just weeks after parish officials voted to keep the monument outside the […]
Hurricane Laura knocked down a Confederate ‘Defender’s Monument’ in Louisiana, weeks after local officials voted to keep it
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This map shows how many Confederate monuments and symbols still stand in the US

Mayors and state governors, colleges, and other organisations have already taken down or are considering removing Confederate monuments, banning Confederate flags, and renaming places currently named after Confederate leaders. Protesters and other Americans have called for these monuments and symbols to be removed as one way to address racial issues […]
This map shows how many Confederate monuments and symbols still stand in the US
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Photos show how anti-racism protesters in the US and Europe are reclaiming monuments that glorify colonialism, slavery, or the Confederacy

Across the US and Europe, anti-racism protesters have been tearing down and defacing monuments dedicated to colonialists and Confederate soldiers. Protesters have been reclaiming the monuments with messages to support the Black Lives Matter movement and to signify contempt for police, after the death of George Floyd sparked international protests […]
Photos show how anti-racism protesters in the US and Europe are reclaiming monuments that glorify colonialism, slavery, or the Confederacy
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Defence Secretary Mark Esper and Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy signal openness to renaming US Army bases that honour Confederate leaders

US Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy will consider removing Confederate names from military installations, multiple sources reported on Monday. Secretary of Defence Mark Esper also signalled his support, according to CNN’s Barbara Starr. “The Secretary of the Army is open to a bipartisan discussion on the topic,” Army spokesperson Col. Sunset […]
Defence Secretary Mark Esper and Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy signal openness to renaming US Army bases that honour Confederate leaders
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World War II museum blames ‘some jerk punk’ for setting fire to what they may have thought was a Confederate monument. It’s actually a memorial honouring a WWII veteran.

A North Carolina museum is accusing vandals of trying to burn a statue of a World War II veteran after mistaking it for a Confederate monument. The statue commemorates General William C. Lee, who served in both world wars. The museum’s curator, Mark Johnson, told the Dunn Daily Record newspaper […]
World War II museum blames ‘some jerk punk’ for setting fire to what they may have thought was a Confederate monument. It’s actually a memorial honouring a WWII veteran.