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LOOK: Walls go up around Confederate monument in Birmingham, Alabama

A large wooden wall has been put up around the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Downtown Birmingham, Alabama.

Watch the video above.

According to WVTM, the walls went up late Tuesday night as the mayor and other city leaders explore options for the monument's permanent removal. The 52-foot monument has stood for over a century.

Birmingham Mayor William Bell is pushing for the statue’s removal, but a new state law prohibits the removal or altercation of any monuments over 40 years old. If the state’s attorney general finds that the city has violated the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act, it could be fined $25,000.

 

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