City wrong to remove monument, many Franklin residents say
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City wrong to remove monument, many Franklin residents say

For more than an hour Monday, Franklin OH City Council faced more than 80 people who filled council chambers to make it clear they want a 90-year-old monument honoring Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and the Dixie Highway returned to the spot from where it was moved.

They want the monument back in its place on Hamilton Middletown Road at Dixie Highway and felt the city should not have removed it in the cover of night, a move they said showed cowardice on the city’s part.





Some said city officials should have had a meeting to discuss what to do with the Franklin Twp.-owned monument once they learned it was on city right-of-way along Dixie Highway.

The size of the crowd made it necessary for a large police presence at the Franklin City Building. Those entering were made to go through a metal detector.

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