In light of yesterday's events, where white supremacists gathered to protest the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue, Mayor Jim Gray has chose to expedite the removal of Confederate monuments in Lexington.
Other Kentucky officials reacted by issuing statements denouncing the "hate and bigotry" exhibited in Charlottesville, Va., where white nationalists gathered to protest the city's plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
On Twitter he also announced plans to try and move a confederate statues in Lexington that are now at the historic courthouse.More news: Sharad Pawar, Going, Going, Gone? Skips Today's Big Opposition Meet
The interesting part about Kentucky that it was officially "neutral" in the Civil War and both it and Missouri had representatives in both Union and Secessionist Congresses and armies.
The state sent troops to both sides of the war, which is remembered there as a true conflict of "brother against brother".More news: Championship leader Marc Marquez claims third straight pole in Austria
Gray said in a Tweet that Tuesday he will ask Council to support Lexington's petition to the Ky Military Heritage Commission, a required next step. Gray asked the Lexington city council to support his petition for removal next week.
Gray said he is recommending the statues be moved to Veterans Park in southeast Lexington near a war memorial there.
'I think this is a good solution and the right thing to do, ' Lexington Vice Mayor Steve Kay told the Lexington Herald-Leader.More news: Paulinho Set To Join FC Barcelona On €40 Million Transfer
Debate over the monuments in downtown Lexington dates back to the summer of 2015, when vandals painted "Black lives matter" on the statue of Morgan.
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