Lexington removes Confederate statue from uptown

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Published: Oct. 16, 2020 at 2:17 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina city has removed a Confederate statue from its uptown area, barely 24 hours after a judge dissolved a restraining order preventing the move.

The Dispatch of Lexington reports the statue was moved early Friday morning because city officials wanted to prevent any potential interference with the statue’s move outside city limits.

In August, the city of Lexington filed a lawsuit against Davidson County and the Robert E. Lee Chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy to authorize permanent removal of the Confederate statue.

On Thursday, a Superior Court judge dissolved a temporary restraining order filed last week by Davidson County against the city.

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