City Removes Prentice Statue

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A controversial statue outside Louisville's main library branch is gone.  

City crews removed the George Prentice statue from its pedestal and hauled it to a storage facility.

It's one of two monuments slated for removal after an advisory committee found them to be symbolic of racism and bigotry.    They've been the target of vandalism in recent years.  

A 19th century newspaper man, Prentice advocated an anti-Catholic, anti-immigrant message that led to a deadly riot known as Bloody Monday.  

The other monument -- the John Castleman statue -- still sits in Cherokee Triangle.   It's not known when the city will remove it from the site.

Photo:  WLKY/@caraygrace 

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