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Report: More Confederate Memorials Are Being Placed Than Removed

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Confederate memorials are being placed at a faster pace than they’re being removed, according to a study by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

There are 1,740 monuments, place names, symbols and holidays dedicated to the Confederacy in 2018, which is 237 more than there were in 2016, per USA Today.

The report comes out almost a year since the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on Aug. 12, 2017, that left one woman dead and scores injured after White supremacists and protesters clashed in the street.

Since the rally, which was planned because the city of Charlottesville voted to remove statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, around 75 Confederate memorials have been removed or renamed from states such as New York, Tennessee and Montana.

The report also claims that 44 Confederate memorials have been erected since 2001.

Laws in seven states in the South prohibit cities from enacting their own legislation to remove historic memorials, USA Today reports.

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