Jordan Williams, The Hill, July 17, 2021
A statute of a confederate general was removed from a city hall in Louisiana, according to multiple reports.
Video taken by The Daily Advertiser Saturday afternoon showed the statue of Gen. Alfred Mouton getting hoisted off of its base outside of the Lafayette City Hall as spectators cheered.
The United Daughters of the Confederacy donated the statute to the city in 1922, but officials wanted to move it in 1980. According to The Advocate, the group successfully filed for an injunction to stop the move.
The city tried again to remove the Mouton statute in 2016, but ultimately did not do so because the United Daughters threatened a lawsuit, the newspaper reported.
The city reached a settlement with the United Daughters on Friday. Under the agreement, the city would be able to remove the statute to a location determined by the group, according to a local ABC affiliate.