"Take 'em Down NOLA" leader: no plans to topple Jackson

Chris Miller
August 18, 2017 - 8:45 pm

Malcolm Suber, the leader of the "Take 'em Down NOLA" movement, says they have no plans to try and topple the Andrew Jackson statue in Jackson Square.

The group has called on the city to remove the statue, citing Jackson's slave ownership and his enforcement of the Indian Removal Act as President of the United States as reasons why the seventh president is unfit to be honored.

Saturday, Take 'em Down NOLA led a march from Congo Square to Jackson Square, and demanded the removal of monuments and changing of street names they say are associated with white supremacy.

Suber told WWL First News that they wanted to give the city council a chance to "do the right thing" and vote to have Jackson's statue removed.

He said if the council didn't act, his group would consider other means. He did not specify what those means could be.

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