A statue of Confederate general P.G.T. Beauregard is removed just after 3 am Central Standard Time Wednesday, May 17, 2017, from the entrance to City Park in New Orleans. Photo: AP A statue of Confederate general P.G.T. Beauregard is removed just after 3 am Central Standard Time Wednesday, May 17, 2017, from the entrance to City Park in New Orleans. Photo: AP
A statue of Confederate general P.G.T. Beauregard is removed just after 3 am Central Standard Time Wednesday, May 17, 2017, from the entrance to City Park in New Orleans. Photo: AP

New Orleans takes down statue symbolising racism for black Americans

Mostly African-American city viewed the statues as honouring slavery and segregation as race cleaves white and black Americans

A statue of Confederate general P.G.T. Beauregard is removed just after 3 am Central Standard Time Wednesday, May 17, 2017, from the entrance to City Park in New Orleans. Photo: AP A statue of Confederate general P.G.T. Beauregard is removed just after 3 am Central Standard Time Wednesday, May 17, 2017, from the entrance to City Park in New Orleans. Photo: AP
A statue of Confederate general P.G.T. Beauregard is removed just after 3 am Central Standard Time Wednesday, May 17, 2017, from the entrance to City Park in New Orleans. Photo: AP
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