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County leader wants Jackson statues removed from courthouses


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jackson County Executive Frank White plans to ask county officials to remove statues of Andrew Jackson that stand in front of two county courthouses.

White issued a statement about the statues late Thursday, shortly after two men were arrested when the Jackson statue in front of the county courthouse in Kansas City was vandalized.

The statue was spray-painted with expletives and the words "Slave Owner." The vandalism comes as statues of historic figures have been defaced and torn down across the country during demonstrations against racial injustice.

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