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Caddo Confederate monument one step closer to being moved

Published: Sep. 18, 2017 at 1:39 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 18, 2017 at 4:21 PM CDT
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CADDO PARISH, LA (KSLA) - Caddo commissioners voted Monday afternoon to advance a proposal to move the Confederate monument outside the Caddo Courthouse to someplace else.

The vote during the commission's work session was 8 to 4.

The resolution next will be voted on Oct. 19.

The resolution describes the monument on the north side of the courthouse grounds in downtown Shreveport as divisive and a painful reminder of racial inequalities locally and nationally.

On Sept. 5, the commission's long-range planning committee voted 4 to 3 to remove the monument.

That decision went against a recommendation by a citizens advisory subcommittee. That panel suggested Aug. 10 that two separate monuments be erected next to the Confederate memorial.

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