DALLAS - The city of Dallas wants a Confederate monument near the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center removed immediately.
The Dallas Landmark Commission voted to remove the monument in the Pioneer Park Cemetery last year but a lawsuit put that on hold.
A local resident sued, arguing the removal of the Confederate monument violates an amendment to the U.S. Constitution and a Texas code that protects historic sites.
Dallas is now asking the Texas Supreme Court and State Court of Appeals for permission to remove the monument before a planned protest on Saturday.
The city attorney said there are no plans to demolish the monument, just remove it from its current place.