NC city passes resolution to remove Confederate monuments

ASHEVILLE, NC (AP) — News outlets report a city in North Carolina unanimously passed a resolution to begin a removal process for its confederate monuments.

WLOS-TV reports the joint action by the Asheville City Council and Buncombe County Tuesday would establish a task force to recommend steps to remove or repurpose the monuments at the county courthouse and in Pack Square Park.

The figures eyed for removal include a 50-foot monument of Confederate military officer Gov. Zebulon Baird Vance and granite markers that memorializes Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and Confederate Col. John Connally.

The resolution will go to the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners for final approval.

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