This City In North Carolina Just Voted To Remove A Confederate Monument

(Image courtesy of NC Dept. of Cultural Resources)

By Associated Press

June 3, 2020

Amid nationwide protests on racial inequality, Rocky Mount says monument is coming down. 

The Rocky Mount City Council in North Carolina has voted to remove a Confederate monument from a city park.

The 6-1 vote during Tuesday night’s budget meeting was prompted by Councilman Andre Knight during a discussion about renovations in Battle Park, the Rocky Mount Telegram reported. 

“I feel that we should not at this time allocate $100,000 or in the future any money to that park until we as a council address the Confederate statue in light of what has happened all across the country and in close proximity to us,” Knight said. 

Rocky Mount Mayor Sandy Roberson told WRAL-TV that once the decision is finalized with another open meeting vote next week, the monument will be removed from the park and stored elsewhere.


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