A Confederate monument in Louisiana that native officers voted to maintain earlier this month was broken by Hurricane Laura because the storm battered the Gulf Coast Thursday morning, a report stated.
The statue of a Confederate basic that stood atop the South’s Defenders Monument on the grounds of a courthouse in Lake Charles was blown off throughout the storm, the Each day Advertiser reported.
“Lake Charles and Calcasieu Parish has been crammed with controversy and stress after our parish authorities by a vote of 10-5 refused to take down the Confederate South’s Defenders Monument,” Louisiana resident Davante Lewis wrote in a tweet with a photograph of the felled monument.
“Hurricane Laura had different plans and introduced it down herself,” he added.
The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury voted by 10-Four to maintain the monument in a vote taken on Aug. 13, in keeping with the Each day Advertiser.
The statue was devoted in 1915 to troopers from the world and surrounding states who had fought for the Confederacy in the Civil Conflict, in keeping with the report.
Within the lead as much as the vote, Parish officers obtained 945 letters from the general public about whether or not or not they need to transfer the statue off the courthouse garden.
Of the votes tallied, 878 have been towards relocating the monument and 67 have been in favor of transferring it, in keeping with the Each day Advertiser.