Barricades going tonight up in preparation for the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue in New Orleans.
New Orleans now taking down Robert E. Lee statue… https://t.co/yhXQYR07ys
— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) May 19, 2017
— Curt Sprang WGNO-TV (@CurtSprang) May 19, 2017
This is just getting outta hand, history is now offending these snowflakes. Time to fight back, else our country is ruined.
“No parking” signs and barricades began appearing at Lee Circle ahead of what’s expected to be the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue later Thursday evening (May 18) or Friday morning. One flag-waving protester had already arrived on site, but most of the throng around the monument were curious onlookers snapping final photos of the the Confederate general atop the 60-foot column.
In addition to the “no parking” signs, which are in effect from midnight Thursday to midnight Friday, a worker was posting signs announcing the relocation of streetcar stops. RTA buses have typically filled in for streetcars when portions of the route are shut down.
The city has not issued any travel advisories referencing any street closures. Lee Circle is the hub of several major thoroughfares, including St. Charles Avenue.
— Mary Griggs (@griggsme) May 19, 2017