Support for Dallas Confederate Monument Keeps Lawsuit Alive

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – The battle over the approved removal of a Confederate monument from a dallas park continues to play out in court.

The Dallas City Council voted to remove the Confederate monument from Pioneer Park but a lawsuit claiming the city didn’t follow procedure has tied it up in litigation. The parties responsible for the suit were ordered to pay a $50,000 bond because the city claims it’s spending hundreds of dollars a day to keep the monument up.

Warren Johnson, who filed suit, said Thursday that Dallas residents raised the money in just over 25 days.

“We have been pounding the phones and pounding Facebook,” said Johnson. “It has just been a marathon to raise money.”

Dallas resident Chris Carter filed a separate lawsuit to keep the monument from coming down and helped raise money for the bond.

“Now the monument is under the protection of the courts,” Carter said. “City Hall cannot touch it. They can’t do anything with it until legal proceedings are complete.”

Carter and Johnson plan to take the lawsuit to trial.

“There is a huge groundswell of support to keep this monument in place,” Carter said.

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