East Feliciana Police Jury to vote on confederate statue Monday

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The East Feliciana Police Jury will decide whether or not they’ll take down a confederate statue that sits in front of the courthouse.

Residents got to weigh in on the topic during a recent meeting and reviews were mixed.

some think removing it will be erasing history while others believe it’s offensive and needs to be taken down immediately.

The statue honors confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War and has stood in front of the courthouse since 1909. A previous proposal in 2016 to remove the statue was denied, but president Louis Kent says the time for change is now.

Kent believes whatever happens, the parish will get through it. He added they don’t have a race problem and they’re not going to create one.

The meeting is set for 6 p.m. and is open to the public.

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