BY DAVIDE MAMONE | The Acadiana Advocate

The St. Landry Parish Council overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to remove a 102-year-old Confederate monument from the parish courthouse grounds.

The council voted 10-3 in favor of a resolution to remove the monument and donate it to the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Sons of Confederate Veterans organizations. One “no” vote came from council member Coby Clavier, who proposed before the final vote a motion to let voters decide the monument’s fate in November.

Council members Gil Savoy and Alvin Stelly also voted no.

The motion was overcome by a submotion proposed by council member Jerry Red, who asked the full council to vote on the resolution Wednesday.

[read full article]