Kentucky Mayor to To Relocate Confederate Statues

Kentucky Mayor to To Relocate Confederate Statues

Kentucky Mayor to To Relocate Confederate Statues

The mayor of Lexington, Ky., is quickening his intends to expel Confederate statues from enter areas in the city because of viciousness prodded by white patriots in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday.

Lexington's mayor responded to the racially-charged violence in Virginia by announcing steps to take down two Confederate statues located at the former courthouse.

'The tragic events in Charlottesville today have accelerated the announcement I meant to make next week, ' Gray said in a statement just hours after a protest of the removal of a Confederate statue in the Virginia city devolved into violent clashes. He said he had meant to make the announcement later in the week.

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Today's events in Virginia remind us that we must bring our country together by condemning violence, white supremacists and Nazi hate groups. "We can not allow hate and bigotry to tear down democracy and freedom".

The two statues memorialize John Hunt Morgan and John C. Breckinridge. "We have completely analyzed this issue, and got notification from a number of our residents", Mayor Jim Gray (D) said on Twitter.

Gray will ask on Tuesday the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council to petition to the Kentucky Military Heritage Commission to have statues in the city relocated.

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Dark's declaration comes following a day of viciousness was started in Charlottesville after racial oppressors dissented the evacuation of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a recreation center.

Morgan, a Confederate general, is best known for "Morgan's Raid", a Southern incursion into the Union states of IN and OH IN 1863. "But we also need to explain it accurately and truthfully".

Ideally, the statues would be destroyed instead of just relocated, but I understand that might be a tough sell.

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