DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas is now allowed to remove its Confederate monument at Pioneer Park after an appeals court dissolved an order that had barred the city from taking it down.
Earlier this week, the city asked the Supreme Court of Texas to overturn that order from Oct. 10, 2019 as it was concerned about planned protests centered around the monument.READ MORE: Thousands Of North Texas Students Head Back To School Monday
Various Confederate monuments around the nation have been vandalized and even taken down by protesters. Dallas officials warned the same could happen in the city.READ MORE: Texas Gov. Abbott Acknowledges Report Of Buffalo Bills Considering Austin As Possible Relocation Spot
On Friday, Texas’ Fifth District Court of Appeals agreed to dissolve the order, allowing Dallas to proceed in removing the monument.MORE NEWS: Arlington Home Catches Fire During Sunday Storms
A spokesperson said, “The city is working with the vendor to develop a plan for removal, nothing has been determined yet.”