Dallas park board to vote on Lee Park name change on Friday

The Dallas Parks and Recreation Board is scheduled to vote Friday on changing the name of Robert E. Lee Park.

A statue of the confederate general was removed from the park on Thursday after more than a week of challenges, including a temporary restraining order and a crash involving a crane to be used.

The parks board is planning to temporarily restore the old name Oak Lawn Park until its settles on a new, permanent name.

A protest by a pro-Confederacy group on Saturday at the park was contentious, but largely peaceful. One counter protestor was arrested by police after a brief scuffle with the group This Is Texas Freedom Force.

A separate task force is still working on recommendations for what to do with other monuments, building names and streets tied to the Confederacy in Dallas.

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