Another Monument In N.O. To Come Down

A federal judge has cleared the way for the City of New Orleans to remove the "Battle of Liberty Place" monument that stands near the entrance to the parking garage at One Canal Place.

It's a monument to a white supremacist militia that battled police in 1874 as it fought against the state's biracial Reconstruction-era government.

The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Carl Barbier came just two days after a federal appeals court panel authorized the city to take down three monuments to Confederate figures Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis and General P.G.T Beauregard.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu who led the campaign to remove all four monuments applauded the decision.

“In less than 48 hours, another court has affirmed the City's right to control its property. Today, the federal court allowed the City to remove the Liberty Place Monument, in my opinion the most offensive of the four we will be moving," Landrieu said.

"This monument, erected by the White League to specifically revere white supremacy and commemorate an attack on law enforcement, has never represented New Orleans or American values."

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