The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana today applauded the Caddo Parish Commission for voting to remove the Confederate monument from the grounds of the local courthouse in Shreveport.

ACLU of Louisiana Executive Director Marjorie Esman issued this statement:

“This is a good day for Shreveport and its residents. Last night's vote sends a strong message that Shreveport is a place where freedom and equality are valued, and where white supremacy is confronted – not glorified. We urge all Louisiana cities to follow Shreveport’s lead and end the harmful glorification of white supremacy in our public spaces.”