County Commission passes resolution supporting removal of Confederate statues

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The city of Memphis is getting some new support when it comes to removing the controversial Confederate statues.

On Monday, the Shelby County Commission passed a resolution supporting the city council and urging the state's Historic Commission to hear the city's case next month.

Memphis is applying for a waiver that would grant permission to remove the statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest from Health Sciences Park.

One commissioner said the statue sent a hurtful message to his family for years.

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