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>> Take it down, take it down.>> Under cover of night, masked workmen wearing bulletproof vests removing a statue of Confederate President, Jefferson Davis, Thursday, from a New Orleans park. New Orleans authorities dismantled the statue amid cried by protesters waving Confederate flags and cheers from a group that said the monument glorified racism in the US South.
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The Jefferson Davis statue which stood for more than a century is the second to be removed by Mayor Mitch Landrieu.>> These particular monuments were put up by a particular group of people for a particular purpose. Well the purpose was really to white wash history and to tell a sanitized version of the confederacy.
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>> You are anti-white.>> These dueling protests raging in recent days with demonstrators on both sides taking to the streets.>> No KKK, no racist USA.>> Go home racist.>> Go home racist.>> The removals are part of a trend across the Southern US to move slavery era monuments into museums and out of public places.
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That trend intensifying after the 2015 shooting deaths of nine African American church goers at the hand of Dylann Roof, a Confederate flag waving white supremacist.