Thursday, May 4, 2017

Crews add chain-link fence around Jefferson Davis statue in Mid-City

Via Billy

Crews erected a chain-link fence Wednesday around the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis on Canal Street, creating a second ring of obstructions around the site where protesters have clashed in recent days over the city's plan to remove that statue and two others.

The fence went up Wednesday afternoon, though it remains unclear whether the removal of the statue is imminent or whether the fence is simply an additional layer of security in response to the heated protests and counter protests earlier this week.

Several New Orleans police officers were stationed at the scene Wednesday, as they have been since the clash on Monday.

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