Senate committee rejects Confederate monument protection bill

Senate committee rejects Confederate monument protection bill

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A bill aimed at protecting Confederate monuments was shot down Wednesday at the State Capitol.

The Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee rejected the bill with a 5-4.

The bill comes as controversy continues to swirl around the removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans. SB 245 was authored by Sen. Beth Mizell, R-Franklinton.

Earlier in the year, the company hired to take down four monuments quite after it said some of its employees received death threats.

A lawsuit to block their removal was also tossed out in court.

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