What is to become of New Orleans' removed Confederate monuments? They'll be sitting in an unlocked storage yard, next to piles of scrap — at least for now.
Removed portions of the Jefferson Davis and P.G.T. Beauregard monuments could be seen within the city-owned yard in the Desire area, according to a report from WWL-TV, just one day after the large statue was whisked away from its perch near City Park.
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It was not made clear what long-term plans were for the removed monuments, but they were expected to be moved into storage while a permanent solution was decided.
“The three confederate monuments that have been removed are in gated city facilities until a permanent location is determined where the statues can be placed in their full context,” said City Spokesman Tyronne Walker, according to WWL-TV.
The Battle of Liberty Place monument was also removed prior to Jefferson Davis, although it was not clearly visible in the yard. The fourth and final targeted monument is that of Robert E. Lee in Lee Circle, although a timetable has not been set for its removal.
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