East Feliciana Parish Vote To Keep Confederate Statue Outside Courthouse

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The East Feliciana Parish Police Jury is voting against the removal of a statue of a Confederate soldier located outside the courthouse.

Jury members voted on Monday night following a discussion on keeping the statue where it is or moving it to a place with better historical context like a museum or Civil War cemetery.

The 30-foot tall monument depicts a soldier in the Confederate army and has been called to be removed as recently as 2018.

Supporters say the statue is a memorial to past generations, while opponents say it glorifies those who fought a war to keep the institution of slavery.

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