Stacey Abrams, the Georgia governor candidate, is calling for the removal of the statue of three Confederate war leaders on the face of state-owned Stone Mountain.
In a series of tweets early Tuesday morning, Abrams said, “Confederate monuments belong in museums where we can study and reflect on that terrible history, not in places of honor across our state.”
This tweet and the others that Abrams posted were in response to the violent rallies that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend.
According to the AJC, the Georgia code has a clear statement about memorials saying, “preserved and protected for all time as a tribute to the bravery and heroism of the citizens of this state who suffered and died in their cause.”
The removal of this statue and many other symbols of the Confederacy has been called on by lawmakers and civil rights activist for years.
Abrams is up against state Rep. Stacey Evans for next year’s Democratic primary.
Check out some more tweets from the Abrams about the removal of the statues.
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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