Pin It
Favorite

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Your reactions: City Council votes 6-1 to remove Confederate monuments

Posted By on Thu, Dec 17, 2015 at 2:17 PM

click to enlarge screen_shot_2015-12-17_at_1.26.37_pm.png
After two hours of public comment and some emotional speeches by councilmembers, the New Orleans City Council today voted 6-1 to declare four Confederate monuments on public land to be a "nuisance," clearing the way for their removal.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who has been pushing the ordinance for months, spoke to the council about his reasons and engaged in a testy back-and-forth with Council Vice President Stacy Head, who ended up being the sole 'nay' vote on the matter.

Meanwhile, New Orleans Twitter was atwitter with comment after the vote. Some of your reactions:




Tags: , , ,

Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Submit an event Jump to date

Latest in The Latest

More by Kevin Allman

© 2018 Gambit
Powered by Foundation