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>> Work crews in New Orleans dismantling another confederate statue Wednesday morning, the third of four monuments slated for removal by the city for being racially offensive. Confederate General PGT Bovergard removed from his pedestal, leaving an empty base behind.>>
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>> The removals have divided the Big Easy for weeks, sparking outrage among pro-Confederate groups but rallying support from others in the predominantly African-American city.
00:00:29
>> Our streets. Our Streets.>> In and op-ed in the Washington Post, Mayor Mitch Landrud sited New Orleans multicultural heritage as a strength to justify the City Council's decision to get rid of symbols celebrating the city's slavery era past.>> Did you know that you're staying under Obamacare right now?
00:00:47
>> But New Orleans is not alone. Across the southern US, cities are grappling with similar moves. In Orlando, Florida Monday, supporters and opponents of a Civil War era monument gathered as their city council heard arguments for and against the removal of a Confederate statue that has stood there since 1917.
00:01:06
Officials from New Orleans have yet to publicize the removal date of the Robert E Lee statue, the last of the Civil War era monuments to be dismantled.