WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Two stone pedestals that once held Confederate monuments in a North Carolina city have been removed.
The StarNews reports that the two pedestals, one that once held a statue of Confederate Attorney General George Davis and another that held a memorial to Confederate war dead, were removed Sunday.
Last year, officials in Wilmington cited public safety concerns following weeks of Black Lives Matter protests when the statues were removed and stored away last year. Earlier this month, the Wilmington City Council voted 6-1 to permanently remove the pedestals too.
The city has agreed to move the pedestals into storage until a local chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy takes possession of them.