Two Years Later: Lee Circle In New Orleans Still Empty

It's been two years since city official removed the Robert E Lee Statue at Lee Circle in New Orleans. 

So how are the plans going for a replacement?

Not well, apparently.

The statue stood at Lee Circle for over 140 years but, since it's removal in May 2017, little to no effort has been made to fill the vacancy.

The day the statue was removed, May 19th two years ago, over 1000 people watched as the monument came down.

Frank Stewart, a local activists who worked on a committee to keep the statue in its place, met with Mayor Latoya Cantrell in January to discuss renaming the plot of land "Victory Circle" in honor of military veterans.

Other proposed names for replacing the former statue include "Tivoli Circle" (its former name), "The Circle", "St. Charles Circle", and even "Drew Brees Circle".

The Cantrell administration claim they are open to possibilities but so far nothing has come to fruition. 

NEW ORLEANS, LA - APRIL 17: A woman bikes past the pedestal which held Confederate General Robert E. Lee's statue, which was removed in 2017 amidst controversy, on April 17, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. New Orleans, originally founded by the French in 1718, is celebrating its 300th anniversary this year. The city became part of the United States in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)=

 
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