Brunswick to remove Confederate monument from park

Brunswick, Ga.
Brunswick, Ga.(WRDW)
Published: Nov. 23, 2020 at 9:30 AM EST
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BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Leaders of a Georgia city have voted to remove a Confederate monument from a park where it has stood since 1902.

Commissioners in the port city of Brunswick voted 4-1 to take the monument out of Hanover Square.

Officials had debated what to do about the monument since July.

That’s when the initials BLM — for Black Lives Matter — were spray-painted on it during a protest.

Brunswick Mayor Cornell Harvey says the monument will initially be moved into storage.

The city hasn’t found a new home for it, but the mayor says perhaps a museum might be willing to take it.

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