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Kentucky city passes resolution to remove confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee statue

The city’s vote came at the request of Sherman Neal, an assistant football coach at Murray State University.
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - AUGUST 13: Police stand watch near the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in the center of Emancipation Park the day after the Unite the Right rally devolved into violence. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

MURRAY, Ky. — A western Kentucky city has passed a resolution asking county officials to remove a century-old Confederate statue from the community’s courthouse. 

News outlets report the Murray City Council voted unanimously Thursday night on the resolution that asks Calloway County Fiscal Court to “expeditiously remove and relocate” the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. 

The city’s vote came at the request of Sherman Neal, an assistant football coach at Murray State University. County Attorney Bryan Ernstberger has said he’s researching the issue and expects county officials to get community feedback before taking any action.

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