On August 13, the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury voted to keep a Confederate monument in Lake Charles, Louisiana, standing at the spot in front of a courthouse where it stood since 1915.
But after Hurricane Laura ripped through the area Thursday morning, the “South’s Defenders” monument was torn from its base.
My dad sent me some pics of the South’s Defenders monument in Downtown Lake Charles post-Laura and… I think some people may be happy about this. #HurricanLaura #HurricaneLaura2020 #Louisiana #lakecharleslouisiana #LakeCharles pic.twitter.com/dzHd5dSwNH
— Andrew Beam (@dancemachine48) August 27, 2020
Can confirm, the confederate statue in Lake Charles that many were wondering about is gone, apparently a casualty of Hurricane Laura pic.twitter.com/xWzLpRAnBJ
— Andrea Gallo (@aegallo) August 27, 2020
According to critics, the monument was a glorification of slavery. Photos posted to Twitter show the statue on the ground next to the pedestal where it once stood.
[Featured image credit: Bryan Bream]
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