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County: Put Confederate statue in indoor display

7 months 2 weeks 1 day ago Tuesday, January 08 2019 Jan 8, 2019 January 08, 2019 11:53 AM January 08, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: Derrick Lewis / Twitter
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina county where protesters tore down a Confederate monument has proposed returning the crumpled statue to public view as part of an indoor display.
  
A joint city-county government committee in Durham issued its recommendation Tuesday for creating an indoor display at the local government building near the grounds where the statue was torn down in 2017. The county commission would have to approve the plan.
  
The proposal is the latest move in a public debate in North Carolina about what to do with the statues that many say have racist origins. Another statue was torn down at the state's flagship public university in 2018 and Winston-Salem city officials recently called for a statue downtown to be moved.
  
Durham's statue was torn down following a deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  

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