Report: Threats Still Coming Over Monuments' Removal

The New Orleans Advocate reports that threats continue to be made over the upcoming removal of three Confederate monuments from their public sites in the city.

It's still unclear when the work will begin.

An anonymous donor agreed to provide $170,000 for the removal of the monuments, but the lone contractor who submitted a bid for the work requested $600,000.

A contractor who offered to perform the work in 2016, withdrew from the project after his company and his family received death threats and his car was set on fire.

The Advocate quotes an unnamed "senior city official" as saying threats of physical violence have been made against contractors and city employees associated with the effort to take down the monuments to Robert E. Lee, P.G.T. Beauregard and Jefferson Davis.

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content