New Orleans Mayor: Another Civil War Monument Removal Helps ‘Stand Up to Hate’

Upon taking down the third Civil War-era monument, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said the process of removing four historical was necessary to “stand up to hate.” The famous equestrian P.G.T Beauregard monument at the heart of New Orleans’ City Park, across from the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), was removed by city employees in the

middle of the night, marking the third time the City has removed a Civil War-era monument in the last two months. In a statement on the removal of the P.G.T. Beauregard monument, Landrieu said that by removing the statue, the city would no longer be supporting “white supremacy.” “Today we take another step in defining our City not by our past but by our bright future,” Landrieu said in the statement. READ MORE