Critic: Removing Confederate statues in Baltimore was wrong

Posted at 8:33 AM, Aug 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-17 08:33:46-04

The former president of the Maryland Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy says she thinks Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has made a mistake by taking down Confederate monuments.

Pugh had four Confederate statues removed overnight Tuesday.

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Carolyn Billups says she thinks the monuments should stay up, and that Pugh shouldn't have removed them in such secrecy.

Billups said, "I don't think it should have been done, period."

She added, "the decision was made and executed and everything was done under cover. I'd like to have at least had the opportunity to pay my last respects."