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Court hearing on possible removal of Alfred Mouton statue delayed

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Posted at 9:20 PM, Jan 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-22 22:20:31-05

A court hearing surrounding the possible removal of the Alfred Mouton statue in Lafayette is being delayed.

According to The Advocate, that hearing will now happen on April 27.

16 Lafayette Parish residents want the judge to intervene in a 1980 injunction that prohibits the city from removing the statue of a Confederate general.

Judge David Smith rescheduled the hearing because LCG wasn't notified of the hearing, he said.

The Lafayette City Council considered removing the statue from in front of the former city hall in 1980, but the Daughters of the Confederacy filed for an injunction to stop that removal.

Read The Advocate's full story here.