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Atlanta mayor says he will ‘carefully consider’ calls to rename streets named after Confederates

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Atlanta mayor says he will ‘carefully consider’ calls to rename streets named after Confederates

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed
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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed

Mayor Kasim Reed has said he is considering petitions calling for the renaming of Atlanta streets with names that have links to the Confederacy.

“Over the past two days, Atlanta residents have started petitions and called for city streets bearing the name of the Confederacy or Confederate leaders to be renamed,” Reed said in a press release. “I will carefully consider these petitions, because symbols matter, and as those espousing hate-filled ideologies grow bolder, we must grow stronger in defense of our values.”

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