State of Alabama fights local community over Confederate statue

Mar 14, 2018
The Alabama Memorial Preservation Act will soon have its first test in court. Alabama’s Attorney General has filed suit against the City of Birmingham for covering part of a Confederate monument.
Birmingham police officers look over the confederate monument in Linn Park after Birmingham Mayor William Bell ordered it covered Aug. 18, 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama. Officers are now guarding the monument continuously. 
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