Confederate monuments: Supporters rally outside Capitol

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Pro-Confederate monument demonstrator Amanda Jennings of West Monroe, forefront, was part of a demonstration Thursday (May 4, 2017) at the State Capitol in support of bills that would preserve monuments to Confederate leaders. Photo by Sarah Gamard.

By Sarah Gamard

Demonstrators waved Confederate flags outside the Louisiana State Capitol on Thursday (May 4) in protest of New Orleans’ contentious decision to remove four monuments in the city representing the Confederacy and in support of three bills before the Legislature that aim to protect them.

Read the story in NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune