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New Orleans Removing Monuments Honoring Racially Segregated Past
The southern U.S. city of New Orleans, Louisiana has begun removing four prominent monuments that paid tribute to the city's racially segregated past.
Workers began dismantling the first memorial, which commemorates whites who tried to topple a biracial government in New Orleans in the years after the U.S. Civil War, after midnight.
Officials decided to remove the statue in the dead of night in an attempt to avoid disruption from opponents of the removals.