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.