Manatee County commissioners vote to move Confederate monument

The monument has stood in front of the courthouse since 1926.

Manatee County commissioners have voted to move a Confederate monument from the front of its historic courthouse.

The vote was 4-3.

The motion that was approved calls for public input on where to move the monument.

The vote comes one day after protests and counter-protests at the monument site.

The county put up walls around the monument on Friday to protect it turning Monday's protest.

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