Fiery debate surrounds removal of Confederate monument

WCPOPublished: August 22, 2017
Published: August 22, 2017

Speaking to a City Council meeting so crowded that some constituents were turned away at the door, city manager Sonny Lewis took responsibility Monday night for the removal of a monument dedicated to Confederate general Robert E. Lee. “I would rather be called a coward than be standing up there two days later lighting candles of a memorial for somebody who has gotten hurt or killed up out there,” Lewis said.

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