Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser in talks with NOLA mayor on relocation of 3 confederate monuments

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New Orleans leaders are still struggling to find permanent homes for three confederate era statues taken down nearly two years ago.

Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser has approached New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell with a proposal to jump start the process of relocating the Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis and PGT. Beauregard monuments.

Nungesser maintains the longer the mayor waits to relocate them, the longer it festers in the community.

“I think she wants to resolve it and her team does and I believe she wants to do the right thing.”

Earlier discussions suggested that some of the statues be relocated to the Greenwood Cemetery near City Park where there are some confederate soldiers buried. 

But, for now the monuments remain stored at a city warehouse.
 

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