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The Line: Mayor Berry Announces Removal of Confederate Flag in Old Town

August 7, 2015 – Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry announced this week the Confederate flag will be removed from Old Town. The flags, along with two plaques and replicas of Confederate cannons, have been the focus of a great deal of debate in recent weeks. The items marked a brief skirmish in Albuquerque during the Civil War.

Some community leaders called for the items to be removed because they are offensive. Others argued that the items mark a historical moment and should be kept out in public view in Old Town.

What do you think? The flags are coming down but the other items will stay. Was this compromise a good thing for the city?

Host Gene Grant leads the discussion with this week’s line opinion panelists.


Merritt Allen, Vox Optima LLC
Sophie Martin, an attorney and editor of
Rob Nikolewski,
Stephen Spitz, New Mexico People, Places and Ideas on KUNM