The Latest: Last Confederate monument removed in New Orleans

The Latest on the removal of Confederate-related monuments from New Orleans (all times local):


4 p.m.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has declared that the Confederacy was “on the wrong side of humanity” as he delivered a speech on the city’s decision to remove four Confederate monuments from public view.

Friday afternoon’s speech came as workers continued their efforts to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the towering pedestal it has occupied on a New Orleans traffic circle since 1884.

The City Council approved Landrieu’s proposal to remove the monuments in 2015.

Landrieu said Friday that the monuments…

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