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'Johnny Reb' Confederate statue has new home in Florida

FILE - In this June 20, 2017, file photo, the top section of a Confederate statue called "Johnny Reb" is loaded on a truck before being removed from a downtown park in Orlando, Fla. WFTV-TV reported Wednesday, Dec. 6, that the statue now stands in Orlando’s Greenwood Cemetery. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
December 06, 2017 - 12:32 PM

ORLANDO, Fla. - A Confederate statue removed from the downtown park of a major Florida city now has a new home.

WFTV-TV reported Wednesday that the statue nicknamed "Johnny Reb" now stands in Orlando's Greenwood Cemetery.

The 106-year-old memorial was removed in July after public complaints that the monument is a symbol of racism and white supremacy.

The Greenwood Cemetery already has a section set aside for Confederate soldiers.

When the statue was moved, workers discovered a time capsule at its base that contained a Confederate flag and Confederate States of America dollar bills, among other items.

News from © The Associated Press, 2017
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