Confederate statue in Clinton to be discussed in open meeting for possible relocation

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CLINTON, La. (BRPROUD) – A confederate statue that sits in front of a East Feliciana courthouse will be the topic of discussion Tuesday evening.

The East Feliciana Parish Police Jury is expected to talk about relocating the confederate statue at their executive committee meeting.

The 30-foot statue of a confederate soldier on top of a pedestal that stands in front of the courthouse has been in place since 1909.

The meeting was originally scheduled for June 15th, but parish leaders postponed because they could not fit all the people who wanted to attend being that the public was invited to weigh in on the subject.

The meeting held earlier this month had mixed reviews from the crowd with some seeing the statue as a tribute and others believing confederacy has no place in the court of law.

The statue was the center of controversy in 2018 after a state appeals court denied Ronnie Anderson’s request to move his trial away from the court due to feared prejudice because of the monument after he faced a weapons charge after a 2017 traffic stop.

The meeting is set for 6 p.m. at the Professional Development Center, 9414 Plank Road, and is open to the public.

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