Controversial ex-president loses standing in New Orleans

The statue of United States Confederate president Jefferson Davis being prepared for removal in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Thursday. The statue is the second of four monuments the city of New Orleans is removing following its decision that they did n
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The statue of United States Confederate president Jefferson Davis being prepared for removal in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Thursday. The statue is the second of four monuments the city of New Orleans is removing following its decision that they did not "appropriately reflect the values of diversity and inclusion that make New Orleans strong today". The process took over four hours with a heavy police presence, as protesters both for and against the removal demonstrated.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 13, 2017, with the headline 'Controversial ex-president loses standing in New Orleans'. Print Edition | Subscribe