The statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is seen from a drone flying over Lee Circle in New Orleans, La. Wed. May 17, 2016. The monument, erected in 1884, is slated to be the last of four monuments depicting figures from the Confederacy that Mayor Mitch Landrieu has directed to be removed.

Advocate staff photo by JOHN BALLANCE/MAX BECHERER

Mayor Mitch Landrieu will give a special address on the removal of New Orleans historical monuments Friday afternoon at Gallier Hall.

The address was announced through an invitation tweeted out by District A Councilwoman Susan Guidry.


A screengrab of New Orleans Councilwoman Susan Guidry's tweet showing an invitation to Mayor Mitch Landrieu's Friday address, which was later deleted. 

The announcement of the address comes while city workers are making preparations for the potential removal of the Robert E. Lee statue at Lee Circle.