Group Calls For Removal Of Andrew Jackson Statue, Change Of Street Names

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A local group is calling for immediate action as New Orleans City Council members prepare to introduce legislation to create a committee to rename streets and parks.

Take Em Down NOLA is demanding the immediate removal of monuments, statues and even names of confederate leaders and those they call white supremacists.

The group is asking the city council to release a timeline to remove the figures starting with the statues of former president Andrew Jackson.

They also want council members to follow the lead of community members on what should replace monuments and street names.

The group says the city as a whole had talked enough about monuments and street names but say there is no longer a time for talking but action.

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