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Workers dismantle the Liberty Place monument Monday, April 24, 2017, which commemorates whites who tried to topple a biracial post-Civil War government, in New Orleans. It was removed overnight in an attempt to avoid disruption from supporters who want the monuments to stay. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Workers dismantle the Liberty Place monument Monday, April 24, 2017, which commemorates whites who tried to topple a biracial post-Civil War government, in New Orleans. It was removed overnight in an attempt to avoid disruption from supporters who want the monuments to stay. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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New Orleans begins Confederate statue removal

New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu announces the city has begun the process of removing statues erected to honor the "Lost Cause of the Confederacy" by taking down the Battle of Liberty Place statue located on Iberville Street.

New Orleans begins Confederate statue removal

New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu announces the city has begun the process of removing statues erected to honor the "Lost Cause of the Confederacy" by taking down the Battle of Liberty Place statue located on Iberville Street.