Dueling petitions over Galveston Confederate statue

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GALVESTON, TX - Days after South Carolina legislators voted to remove the Confederate flag from the capitol building, an Alvin woman is petitioning the city of Galveston to keep one of its Confederate monuments.

Carla Williams posted the petition on Change.org, asking the city and county to leave the statue honoring Confederate soldiers in the front of the Galveston courthouse.

"This is part of the American History," Williams writes, "and this is where  federal troops announced the freeing of slaves at the end of the Civil War."

So far, about 750 people have signed the petition.

Another entry on the site asks the county to remove the statue. That petition only has about 70 signatures.

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