The mayor of Kentucky's capital city says he'll move to remove two Confederate-era statues from the lawn of a former courthouse, citing the violence in neighboring Charlottesville, Va.
"The tragic events in Charlottesville today have accelerated the announcement I meant to make next week", he continued.
The tragic events in Charlottesville today have accelerated the announcement I meant to make next week. "I think moving the statues to Veterans Park will allow the city to still honor history", Kay said. We have thoroughly examined this issue, and heard from many of our citizens. Gray said in a statement he will ask the Lexington-Fayette County Urban County Council at its Tuesday work session to take the first step - to ask a state military commission for permission to take down the statues of John Hunt Morgan and John C. Breckinridge.
If his petition is successful, the statues of Confederate Brig. Gen.
The mayor of Lexington said that he was planning to relocate the city's Confederate statues amid Charlottesville protests.
Gray tweeted on Saturday that his decision was accelerated in response to the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) confirmed Saturday night that at least three people were killed in the violent clashes.