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Drone photos show Confederate flag atop Springfield Park monument

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Matt Carlucci
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via Florida Times-Union
A photo shows a star near the top of a Confederate flag that is part of a monument in Springfield Park in Jacksonville.

The intense dispute over a Confederate monument in Springfield Park has often referred to the large statue inside it depicting a woman reading to two children, but City Council member Matt Carlucci is spotlighting the other statue on top of the monument as he presses for moving it from city-owned land.

Carlucci used close-up photos taken by an aerial drone to show that while the woman inside the monument is holding a book, the weathered statue of a robe-draped woman on top of the roof is holding a Confederate flag.

He intends to use the photos as part of his closing argument at the Tuesday meeting of City Council when he seeks support for a resolution calling for moving the monument out of Springfield Park.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.

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Bob Self
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Florida Times-Union
The Confederate monument at Springfield Park.