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D.C. Mayor Did Not Propose Removal of Federal Monuments

D.C. Mayor Did Not Propose Removal of Federal Monuments

A Facebook post falsely claims that Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser “proposed using her power to remove” the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial in the wake of protests against racism. Bowser asked an advisory panel to review possible changes to D.C.-owned assets; she did not propose removing any federal monuments.