A plaque commemorating the passage of Jefferson Davis in Montreal withdrawn

Remigio Civitarese
Agosto 16, 2017

A plaque commemorating the former president of the Confederate States of America has been removed from Hudson's Bay flagship store in downtown Montreal.

According to CBC News, the plate has been withdrawn by employees in the early evening, Tuesday.

The plaque commemorating Davis, who spent some time in Montreal in 1867 after the end of the Civil War, was placed there in 1957 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

"To the memory of Jefferson Davis, president of the confederate States who stayed in 1867, at the home of John Loyell, then located at the present location".

The Hudson's Bay Company has removed a commemorative plaque dedicated to one of the leaders of the Confederate States from its flagship store in downtown Montreal.

Its presence was criticized after a protest in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday deteriorated into a clash between anti-racism protesters and white nationalists that left a 32-year-old woman dead after she was hit by a vehicle. Supporters of the extreme right and of the counter-demonstrators were faced, due to the announced withdrawal of a monument to confederate symbol of slavery to many Americans.

Some Montrealers took to social media, urging Mayor Denis Coderre to take action.

A statue of Davis was removed in Louisiana last May.

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