Friday, 14 Dec 2018
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Punish Memphis for removing statue

WASHINGTON, USA – Legislators from Tennessee approved canceling funds for Memphis in retaliation for the withdrawal of two statues of Confederate leaders, recognized by Republicans.

The representatives of the state Lower House approved an amendment to an allocation program that involved removing $ 250,000 of funds destined to commemorate in 2019 the city’s second centenary.

The controversial statues correspond to the general of the civil war by the Confederate side and leader of the Ku Klux Klan Nathan Bedford and the Confederate leader Jefferson Davis.

In August of 2017 neo-Nazi groups in Charlottesville, Virginia, protested the withdrawal of similar statues and one of them ended up running over a crowd, causing the death of a woman and a score of wounded.

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