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New Orleans Mayor: 'We Will No Longer Allow The Confederacy To Literally Be Put On A Pedestal'

Charles Lincoln speaks during a candlelight vigil at the statue of Jefferson Davis in New Orleans, Monday, April 24, 2017. New Orleans is taking down Confederate statutes, becoming the latest Southern body to divorce itself from what some say are symbols of racism and intolerance. (Gerald Herbert/AP)
Charles Lincoln speaks during a candlelight vigil at the statue of Jefferson Davis in New Orleans, Monday, April 24, 2017. New Orleans is taking down Confederate statutes, becoming the latest Southern body to divorce itself from what some say are symbols of racism and intolerance. (Gerald Herbert/AP)

Overnight masked workers guarded by snipers removed a prominent Confederate monument in the city of New Orleans, in a controversial move that Mayor Mitch Landrieu said Monday morning was “not about taking something away from someone else.”

Longtime New Orleans journalist Tim Morris (@tmorris504) joins Here & Now‘s Robin Young to discuss the fallout.

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