GOP candidate Everett Corley has filed a temporary restraining order in Court to stop the removal of controversial Confederate statue.
The monument honoring Confederate soldiers, which has been on the grounds of the University of Louisville since 1895, was ordered to be removed by city Mayor, Greg Fischer, and university president James Ramsey.
Mayor Fischer said in a news release, “The stain of slavery and racism that this monument represents for many, many people has no place in a compassionate, forward leaning city”.
University President Ramsey also stated on Friday, April 29, that the monument “does not symbolize the values of our campus community or that of a 21st century institution of higher education.” “The confederacy represented that all men were not created equal, and that it was ok for some people to own and trade other people”.
The statue was to be removed over the week. Unfortunately, a Jefferson County Circuit judge, Judith McDonald-Burkman, on Monday May 2, released a restraining order to block removal of the Confederate monument from the school’s campus.
According to reports, a hearing is scheduled on Thursday, May 5, at 10:30 a.m. to consider whether to halt or proceed removing of the statue.
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