The city began the process to remove the monuments late in 2015, but court challenges tied up the move - approved by the city council in a 6-1 vote - until recently.
Barricades, city trucks and New Orleans police officers have surrounded the Jefferson Davis monument in Mid-City for more than a week, but when it and three other Confederate-era monuments will come down is unclear.
"This morning we continue our march to reconciliation by removing the Jefferson Davis Confederate statue from its pedestal of reverence", Tweeted Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Protests were expected after The Battle of Liberty Place monument was removed last month.
Like that monument, the Davis memorial was being taken down in the wee hours.
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The tunnels are described as being hundreds of feet long and the collapse was spotted by workers doing routine surveillance. The department said personnel at the facility were evacuated and workers in potentially affected areas had gone indoors.
The Liberty Place monument was taken down without advance notice in the dead of night by workers in masks and body armor.
They say documents show the statue belongs to a state agency that oversees the park where the statue is located. When the Confederate flag was not lowered to half-mast on the SC statehouse house grounds following the shooting - as had been done with the U.S. flag and the state flag in mourning for the victims - those pictures sparked a contentious debate that led then-Governor Nikki Haley to make a strong appeal to legislators that resulted in the flag being removed from the statehouse grounds altogether.
The statue was the second of four Confederate monuments the city has slated for removal in a controversial act that has sparked protests on both sides.
The victory in SC for proponents of removing Confederate symbols from public spaces, state emblems, colleges and historical sites preceded a wave of protest in the region, ultimately leading to decision to remove the statues in New Orleans. "I believe we must remember all of our history, but we need not revere it..." The statue, nearly 17-feet tall and standing on a 68-foot pedestal, weighs more than 3 tons. Demonstrators both for and against the removal of Confederate era statues had gathered at the site. "Landrieu can not be inclusive, tolerant or diverse when he is erasing a very specific and undeniable part of New Orleans' history". That message said the removal of the statue Thursday morning had been "confirmed", but did not indicate where that confirmation came from. The demonstration attracted more than 700 people, including counter-protesters who carried Confederate flags. A last-ditch effort to block the removal of a monument to a Confederate general in New Orleans was rejected Wednesday, May 10, 2017, by a Louisiana judge who turned away arguments that the city doesn't own the statue or the land on which it sits.