FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) — A group is protesting the decision the Historic Properties Commission made to take down the plaque on a historical monument in the State Capitol.
The plaque was on a statue of Jefferson Davis which read, “Patriot. Hero. Statesman.”
On Saturday, a group called “Identity Evropa” protested the removal by placing a new sign on the statue which reads “Our history will not be erased.” and includes the original text.
State officials tell us the sign may have been up for 15-20 minutes before it was removed. They say they are now reviewing their security measures around the statue.
PATRIOT – HERO – STATESMAN
On Monday, Identity Evropa activists in Kentucky protested the Jefferson Davis plaque removal by hanging a placard which read “Patriot – Hero – Statesman -” to remind those who seek to destroy our history that it will not be erased! pic.twitter.com/g9P0gE988M
— IDENTITY EVROPA (@IdentityEvropa) April 25, 2018