AUSTIN, Texas - As protests continue in Downtown Austin for the 12th day in a row, debates across the country on whether Confederate monuments and statues should be taken down are taking place.
Here in Austin, there are three confederate monuments on the grounds of the State Capitol: The Confederate Soldiers Monument, Terry’s Texas Rangers, and Hood’s Texas Brigade.
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Protestors who were at the Capitol Tuesday afternoon said they think the statues should be taken down.
“A statue is a monument about something good,” said Nicolas Ho. “It’s about teaching about what you want to remember and leaders of the Confederate is not that."
He added that it is important to learn about history, and not erase it. But added it doesn’t have to be done through statues and monuments.
“I think when we put up a statue you're saying you respect this person and you want them remembered,” Ho said. “But we shouldn't be wanting to glorify the people who fought to keep people of color in chains, it's not right.”