‘This is not a place to fight:’ Under cover of dark, Confederate marker whisked out of cemetery

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They came to the cemetery in the dead of night to avoid any commotion.

Four workers used a backhoe at 3 a.m. to remove a 6-foot monument that has stood in the Confederate section of Hollywood Forever Cemetery for more than 90 years.

The granite boulder commemorating Confederate veterans was taken away after hundreds of activists requested its removal and some threatened vandalism.

“We felt we could no longer keep it safe here,” said Yogu Kanthiah, chief financial officer of the cemetery.


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