New Orleans residents are not too happy with Mayor Mitch Landrieu.
Not only are residents retaliating against Landrieu’s announcement to remove the General Robert E. Lee Monument, known as Lee Circle, the General P.G.T. Beauregard Equestrian Statue, the Jefferson Davis Monument and the Liberty Monument, but they are retaliating against the entire Landrieu administration.
A petition asking Landrieu to resign from his post as mayor has already 3,173 signatures and it is growing fast. To put that number in some context, just yesterday the petition had about 1,800 signatures. That is double the signatures in just one day.
The petition says that Landrieu must be replaced with a mayor who is passionate about New Orleans culture.
“This is important to the people of Louisiana, the people of New Orleans, and surrounding cities,” the petition says. “The removal of Historical Statues, and Monuments is an unnecessary, idiotic action to take over actions of one insane member of society. Remove Mitch Landrieu from the Mayor’s seat, and let’s get someone that is passionate about our city, and passionate about our residents. Take care of CRIME before trying to erase history!!!!”
“This petition isn’t just for the people of New Orleans, it’s for all Americans that love, and cherish New Orleans, and all it stands for.”
Since the Charleston, South Carolina shooting, Landrieu has made it a top priority to remove anything and everything in the city that is remotely related to the Confederacy.
Already, a rally to support the historical monuments on the chopping block by Landrieu has been formed for Aug. 1 at Lee Circle in the Central Business District of New Orleans from 2:30pm through 5:00pm.
Days ago, we reported the growing petition ‘Save Our Circle,’ which now has almost 17,000 signatures.