NewsLocal News


Bust of Robert E. Lee removed from pedestal in Downtown Fort Myers

Posted at 10:01 AM, Jun 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 10:56:08-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The bust of Robert E. Lee has been removed from its pedestal in Downtown Fort Myers.

A spokesperson for the City says traffic control was requested by a representative of the Sons of Confederate Veterans before removing the bust.
In the past, the bust has been the center of controversy.

Last year House Representative Mike Hill introduced a bill to protect war memorials and monuments from getting moved.

In 2018 Locals waited nearly three hours to have their opinions heard regarding the Robert E. Lee bust to have it removed and relocated.

The Sons of Confederate Veterans have not confirmed if the bust was removed out of precaution.