Hearing set on New Orleans' removal of confederate monuments
NEW ORLEANS- Opponents of New Orleans' plan to remove four prominent Confederate monuments are getting their day in court.
Four groups sued in December, shortly after the City Council voted 6-1 to remove the monuments that include a towering statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee.
Their effort to block the city's action is set for a Thursday hearing at the U.S. District Court building in New Orleans.
Other monuments set for removal including a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Gen. P.G.T Beauregard and an obelisk honoring the Crescent City White League, which challenged Louisiana's biracial government after the Civil War.
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