Protesters Want Hollywood to Remove Street Names of Confederate Generals

Protesters fighting for the removal of three street signs in Hollywood that honor confederate generals.  Members of the groups rallying for change include, Take Down Slavery Symbols Hollywood and the Black Lives Matter Alliance Broward.  The three controversial streets named for Confederate generals: Nathan Bedford Forrest, Robert E. Lee and John Bell Hood.

The groups plan on protesting outside of Hollywood City Hall Wednesday at 12: 30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and plan to attend the commission meeting which starts at 1 p.m.  At 5 p.m. they will speak during the public comment period.

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Changing a street name in Hollywood is reportedly a lengthy process.  Out of the seven member commission, five must vote "yes" on the matter, signatures from two-thirds of the street's property owners supporting the name change is required and it must be reviewed by a naming committee that's not in place.  Before any of that can happen, a new name for the street must be chosen.

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