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Fate of 3 more Confederate monuments in NC to be discussed.

Posted: Aug 22, 2018 7:09 AM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Less than two days after protesters at the University of North Carolina's flagship campus toppled a statue of a Confederate soldier, a committee plans to announce its recommendation for three other 20th-century monuments on the state Capitol grounds.

A study committee of the state Historical Commission is expected to recommend Wednesday whether the three Confederate statues in Raleigh should be relocated. Gov. Roy Cooper asked last year that they be moved to a Civil War battlefield.

The full commission is then expected to vote on the committee's recommendation. The committee could vote to move the monuments, leave them in place or re-interpret them.

The vote follows the toppling of a statue known as "Silent Sam" on UNC's Chapel Hill campus Monday night.

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