In this Sept. 2, 2015 photo, a statue of P.G.T. Beauregard is seen at the entrance to City Park at Esplanade Ave. in New Orleans. Prominent Confederate monuments long taken for granted on the streets of this Deep South city may be on the verge of coming down and become new examples of a mood taking hold nationwide to erase racially charged symbolism from public view. Beginning the week of Dec. 7, 2015, the City Council will take up the issue of removing four monuments linked to Confederate history. 

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City council representatives have voted to remove the four Conderate statues from the city's landscape.

Lauren Porter
Dec, 18, 2015

Four Confederate statues that are mounted in the city of New Orleans will be removed, Huffington Post reports. 

A 6 to 1 vote amongst city council representatives on Thursday ruled in favor of having the monuments taken down from prominent areas in the city. 

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New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu was given a proposal to have the statues relocated and he has since acted to follow through with requests. 

“The time surely comes when [justice] must and will be heard,” Mayor Mitch Landrieu said during the meeting with council members. “The Confederacy, you see, was on the wrong side of history and humanity.”

Monuments erected to honor the Battle at Liberty Place, Jefferson Davis, Confederate General Robert E. Lee, and General P.G.T. Beauregard will be removed. 

The decision comes in response to the fatal shooting in a Black church in South Carolina this summer in which the assailant was openly photographed toting the Confederate flag.