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Dead Man Found at Confederate Memorial in Florida

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A Confederate flying on the South Carolina Capitol grounds. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

A dead man was found on a bench under a Confederate memorial in Pensacola, Florida, on Sunday morning, the Daily News reports. Police have not identified the man and are awaiting autopsy results. A witness told the Pensacola News Journal that, while doing yard work on Sunday morning, he saw two men fighting, and one appeared to be chasing the other with a brick. It’s unclear if the death is related to that dispute or another recent incident at the monument. Nine days ago, the words “Confed lives don’t matter” were spray-painted on the memorial in Lee Square, which is named for General Robert E. Lee. A number of black churches and Confederate memorials have been vandalized following the mass shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, in June.

Dead Man Found at Florida Confederate Memorial