Wednesday, May 17, 2017

When will the Robert E. Lee statue go down? Probably soon

I think the Robert E. Lee statue will likely go down soon. I suspect that the crew that pulls down the statue needs a couple days to rest up and then they will be ready.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu very likely realizes he has to move fast. Though the Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has spoken out that the state of Louisiana should not interfere with monument removal in New Orleans, he probably wishes the 4th Confederate monument is removed before the Louisiana State Senate passed a bill protecting monuments and has to veto it.

This is a link to a story about Gov. John Bel Edwards being opposed to the Louisiana House bill protecting monuments.

Also, there is always the chance that some judge in either the state or federal judiciary might decide to give some ruling protecting the statue. The ruling might be overturned upon appeal, but the monument removal will be delayed until is overturned.

Also, someone might chain themselves to the Lee monument.  Or there might be a Confederate stylite. I see that there is a platform near the top of the monument. It might be difficult if somone was up there and refusing to get down.

Or perhaps a really large mob might yet mobilize.

I would not be surprised if the Robert E. Lee Monument is down before the end of this coming Sunday, May 21, 2017.  Landrieu needs to get a move on and get this last monument down soon and I think he well knows it.

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