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Frustrated, armed with ropes, activist group plans to pull down Andrew Jackson monument | News | theadvocate.comNEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -
A group is promising to rip down the Andrew Jackson statue in Jackson Square this weekend. They say the City of New Orleans is dragging its feet on the removal of four Confederate-era monuments set for removal.
The Jackson statue is not one of them.
The group Take 'Em Down NOLA says this is not a threat, it's a promise. And they say they have waited long enough for the removal of what they see as monuments that have been erected to promote white supremacy.
"We're going to go to Jackson Square. We're going to put ropes around Andrew Jackson and we're going to take him down off his pedestal," Take 'Em Down organizer and longtime civil rights activist Malcolm Suber said during a forum the group held Thursday.