Judge Denies Emergency Plea To Stop Removal Of Confederate Monument

 

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A judge has turned down an emergency plea to halt the removal of the Confederate monument in downtown Winston-Salem, according to the Winston-Salem Journal .

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The Journal reports, the move was made by the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC).

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The deadline was for Thursday for the UDC to have the monument removed. The City of Winston-Salem ordered it to be taken down and moved to Salem Cemetery, citing public safety concerns.

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