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New Orleans statues stay put for now

5th Circuit blocks Confederates’ removal, a city task already mired by backlash

By CAIN BURDEAU The Associated Press

This article was originally published March 26, 2016 at 2:07 a.m. Updated March 26, 2016 at 2:07 a.m.

Michel-Antoine Goitia-Nicolas stands next to a statue of P.G.T. Beauregard earlier this month while displaying a flag associated with the Confederate general.

NEW ORLEANS -- Backlash against a plan to remove prominent Confederate monuments in New Orleans has been tinged by death threats, intimidation and even what may have been the torching of a contractor's Lamborghini.

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