Judge turns down plea to halt removal of Confederate statue in Winston-Salem
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Forsyth County court has turned down an emergency plea by the United Daughters of the Confederacy to temporarily stop the city from moving the Confederate statue that has stood at the corner of Fourth and Liberty streets since 1905, the Winston-Salem Journal reports.
City Manager Lee Garrity, relaying information from the city attorney, said the judge this afternoon turned down the UDC’s effort to put a halt to the city effort to have the statue removed.
The UDC had until today to have the Confederate statue on Fourth Street moved or face city action to remove the monument.
In a letter she sent to the organization on Wednesday, City Attorney Angela Carmon said that the city would act on its authority to correct a public nuisance by having the statue removed with no requirement for filing a legal notice.