NEW YORK (AP) — New York City residents have been sharing their thoughts with a commission that's evaluating statutes and monuments to ensure there are no "symbols of hate" on public property.
The commission heard testimony Friday during a small but lively hearing in Queens.
Some speakers thought some monuments should be taken down. Others blasted the commission's work as an exercise in political correctness.
Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, announced the creation of the commission in August. That was just days after a woman was killed during a protest and counter-protest over the planned removal of a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia.