New front in battle over Confederate monuments opens in Dallas — RT America

New front in battle over Confederate monuments opens in Dallas — RT America
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New front in battle over Confederate monuments opens in Dallas — RT America

 

 

 

 

Protesters from both sides came face-to-face in Dallas, Texas after activists called on city authorities to remove a Confederate monument. Similar efforts have been underway across the US since the 2015 mass shooting at a black church in South Carolina.

About 40 protesters stood in solidarity imploring city leaders to tear down the Confederate War Memorial in downtown Dallas on Thursday evening, local media reported. The group included members of the clergy and academia.

“These monuments pay homage to one thing and one thing only – racism,” said organizer Eric Ramsey of the activist group In Solidarity.




Historian Michael Phillips, who attended the protest, has created a petition calling for the removal of the monuments from public spaces in Dallas and for local schools named after Confederate icons to be changed. He calls the monuments “a shrine devoted to a toxic faith.”

“These monuments have done their insidious evil work. They have brainwashed generations,” Phillips told WFAA-TV. He wants the Dallas City Council to take up the issue of removing the monuments.

 

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