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Crews remove Confederate statue in Kentucky's largest city

Louisville confederate statue was removed
Posted at 11:42 AM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 11:42:20-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A city work crew has removed a Confederate statue from a prominent location in Louisville, Kentucky.

Mayor Greg Fischer said the work began about 6 a.m. Monday to remove the John Breckenridge Castleman monument from Cherokee Triangle.

Shortly thereafter, only a bare pedestal remained.

The move comes following a Jefferson Circuit Court ruling Friday that allowed the city to take action.

Fischer says the statue will be cleaned and stored until it can be moved, likely to Cave Hill Cemetery, where Castleman is buried.

Castleman was a Confederate soldier and later a U.S. general and helped found Louisville’s park system.