Ole Miss votes to remove Confederate statue from campus

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(WMC/ NBC) The Ole Miss Student Senate has unanimously voted to remove a Confederate statue from campus.

Students at the Tuesday night meeting say their vote to relocate the statue of a Confederate soldier is a move toward the future of students and visitors at the University of Mississippi.

The resolution calls for the monument to be moved to an existing Confederate cemetery on campus.

“We’re going to be on the right side of history,” said senator-at-large Juan Ramon Riojas. “We’re working toward making Ole Miss a place that anyone and everyone can be proud of proud to send their kids to proud that their brothers and sisters can go to.”

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