Report: Removed Confederate monuments found in maintenance yard
NEW ORLEANS – Two Confederate monuments removed from their locations in New Orleans were discovered in a maintenance yard next to piles of trash Wednesday afternoon, WWL-TV reports.
Tweeted photos from WWL-TV reporter Lauren Bale, showed the concrete base of the Jefferson Davis monument as well as the P.G.T. Beauregard monument. The Jefferson Davis monument was removed last week from its site on South Jefferson Davis Parkway. The Beauregard statue was removed Tuesday night.
The city later released a statement on the matter, stating that the maintenance yard is owned by the city. However, the city previously stated that after removal, the monuments would be placed in a warehouse.
According to a statement by City Spokesman Tyronne Walker, the monuments "are in gated city facilities until a permanent location is determined where the statues can be placed in their full context."
The photos show the two monuments in plain view next to a pile of scrap metal. The exact location of the maintenance yard is not known at the time of this post.