Rockdale demonstrators celebrate a new day, after removal of Confederate monument

July 3, 20201min2470
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A group of Rockdale citizens gathered on July 2  to celebrate the removal of a Confederate monument that had stood over 100 years outside of the county’s courthouse on Main Street.  Youths had planned a protest calling for the monument’s removal. Instead, the group cebrated a new day in Rockdale. Rockdale Board of Commissioners Chairman Oz Nesbitt ordered the monument removed on June 30 in an emotional event that drew cheers and jeers.

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