>> 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.
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.
>> 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.
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.