Less than a month after local city officials voted to keep it standing, Hurricane Laura has toppled a Confederate monument in Lake Charles, Louisiana, KRMG reports.
The South’s Defenders monument stood since outside the city's courthouse since 1915, and was slammed by critics has being a symbol of slavery.
LAKE CHARLES: Photos from Ryan Street and nearby after #HurricaneLaura made landfall as a Category 4 storm in south… https://t.co/HI4WFflA4U— Hilary Scheinuk (@Hilary Scheinuk)1598545461.0
The confederate general has fallen https://t.co/vbrd7MrjE5— Davante Lewis (@Davante Lewis)1598537635.0
But thanks to the 150 mph-plus winds, the statue is now on the ground.