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Georgia judge will consider blocking Confederate monument’s removal

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The monument in Hanover Square was covered ahead of the trial for the three men charged with killing Ahmaud Arbery.

A judge will consider a lawsuit aimed at stopping a Confederate statue’s removal from public property in Brunswick, Georgia.

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A group called Sons of Confederate Veterans has filed suit to stop the monument's removal.

From top to bottom, the Confederate monument at Hanover Square is still wrapped in plastic. This was done ahead of the trial for the three men charged with killing Ahmaud Arbery, at the request of a private citizen.

Laura Khurana served on the city of Brunswick’s advisory committee in 2020. The group focused on what to do with the statue amid passionate discussions over whether to keep it on public property or relocate it. Khurana said her position has not changed. "I would like to see it come down."

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