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Tue September 25, 2012
Marchers Plan to Protest Forrest Monument in Selma
Opponents of efforts to build a new monument to Civil War Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest plan to ask the Selma City Council to refuse to allow the new statue to be built.
Selma resident Malika Fortier said she will lead a march from the Edmund Pettus Bridge about three blocks to Selma City Hall at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. She said her group is upset that supporters of the monument plan to replace a statue that has been in a city cemetery for about 10 years. That statue disappeared from Live Oak Cemetery earlier this year.
She said she opposes the city honoring Forrest who is believed to have been the first Grand Wizard of the original Ku Klux Klan.
Forrest helped lead Confederate forces at the Battle of Selma.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press