Calls begin for removal of Confederate monument in Lawrenceville

Calls have begun to remove a Confederate memorial in downtown Lawrenceville.

Kirkland Carden, a Democratic candidate for the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, and Nabilah Islam, who ran for Congress as a Democrat in the 7th District, have started a petition asking the Board of Commissioners to remove the memorial.

The move follows the removal of a similar monument in the city of Decatur Thursday.