D.C. Mayor Did Not Propose Removal of Federal Monuments

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A Facebook post falsely claims that Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser “proposed using her power to remove” the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial in the wake of protests against racism. Bowser asked an advisory panel to review possible changes to D.C.-owned assets; she did not propose removing any federal monuments.

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Protests against racism and police violence in cities across the U.S. have ignited debates over whether monuments to Confederate generals and other historical figures should be relocated or taken down.

In response to the a — the District of Columbia Facilities and Commemorative Expressions, or DCFACES — in July. The group was asked to review D.C.-owned facilities and recommend whether they should be “ if their namesake has a “key disqualifying history,” such as participation in slavery, systemic racism, or mistreatment of minority groups.

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