Rally held Saturday to urge removal of Confederate monument on Decatur square

DECATUR, Ga. — A rally was held Saturday in front of the old DeKalb County courthouse by activists who want an old confederate monument removed.

Also present were supporters of the monument, who don’t want it moved.

The commissioners voted back in October, by a 6-1 margin, to move the monument it to another site, likely a graveyard or a museum.

State law indicates the 30-foot statue cannot be destroyed, hidden or placed into storage.

► DeKalb Co. votes to move Confederate monument in Decatur

When construction of the monument was originally authorized and directed by the Camp of Confederate Veterans and the United Daughters of the Confederacy in the early 1900s, there was a formal dedication ceremony, but no clear indication that ownership was turned over to DeKalb County.

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