Wednesday, December 20, 2017

San Antonio's Biggest News Stories of 2017

Posted By on Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 2:19 PM

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8. City Council Votes to Remove Confederate Statue from Travis Park
TOMAS GONZALEZ
  • Tomas Gonzalez
A summer of violent white nationalist rallies across the country reignited a local movement to remove the towering Confederate soldier from Travis Park. Despite pushback from heavily-armed pro-Confederacy protesters (who claimed they weren't racist, just "proud"), the City Council voted 10-1 to remove the monument. A day later, it was gone. Currently, the space it's left behind has been replaced with the city's Christmas tree.


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