More than 100 people packed city council chambers on Wednesday evening for a passionate debate on whether or not the city should relocate the Confederate monument at Travis park, a statue that has stood for more than 100 years. San Antonio police showed up well prepared for an emotional night of debate. Despite emotions running high, everyone remained peaceful and the debate quickly moved inside to council chambers. "I am not for the removal of this monument.
So far there are five members of the San Antonio city council who are in favor of relocating the Confederate monument that has been located in Travis park for 118 years. And now, there’s officially another member throwing their support behind the idea to relocate the Confederate memorial. On Tuesday, District 3 Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran told KENS 5 that she would like to see the monument relocated somewhere else, like a museum. That would mean the proposal has enough support to pass.
Honor your history or get with the times? That’s the debate that’s ripping across the country, even dividing the citizens of San Antonio over a Confederate monument that sits in Travis Park and what it represents. Critics call the statue a cruel reminder of bigotry. Supporters say it’s a monument to those who died. Now, the controversy continues to play out in front of city council as both sides made their case as to why they believe the monument should stay or go.
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