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City In North Carolina Votes To Remove Confederate Monument

Richard Phillips/NC Dept. of Cultural Resources

The Rocky Mount City Council in North Carolina has voted to remove a Confederate monument from a city park. News outlets report that the 6-1 vote during Tuesday night’s budget meeting was prompted by Councilman Andre Knight, who said during a budget meeting that he feels no money should be spent on renovations at Battle Park until the monument is removed, “given what has happened all across the country.” Mayor Sandy Roberson says the monument will be removed from the park and stored elsewhere once a second vote finalizes the decision.