Lexington Confederate Monument Removed Overnight
A controversial Confederate statue in Lexington was removed late Thursday night.
The ongoing fight over the monument divided city leaders, who wanted the statue
removed from its central location, and Davidson County Commissioners, who
believed it should remain.
The monument is technically owned by the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
County officials announced on Wednesday that the UDC reached an agreement
with the city to remove the statue from its central location, where it has stood for
over a century.
Fox8 News reports the city has agreed to pay for the statue’s removal and storage,
and will drop its lawsuit against the UDC.
County commissioners released a statement saying they believe the statue should
have remained, but that the UDC retained the right to move it.