The monument has been at the center of controversy in downtown. Black Lives Matter protesters had gathered at the courthouse, across from the statue, on-and-off for months protesting against the monument. Other demonstrators dressed in confederate clad remained downtown to protest its removal.
The Davidson County Superior Court dismissed the county's temporary restraining order filed against the city of Lexington that prevented the removal of the monument on Oct. 15, according to a statement from the Mayor of Lexington.
"As we aspire to become a city of choice, and perhaps most importantly a city of unity, we remain committed to creating an inclusive, safe and welcoming city," Mayor Newell Clark said.
The Davidson County Board of Commissioners released a statement on Wednesday that said the memorial in Lexington should remain in its current position as tribute to men who lost their lives in the way.
The board made the statement after the city and the Robert E. Lee Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy agreed to relocate the statue.
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