Though some Confederate monuments are coming down across America, a new one was unveiled in Alabama on Sunday, NBC News reported.
Hundreds of people attended the unveiling of the small monument for "Unknown Alabama Confederate Soldiers" at Confederate Veterans Memorial Park, on private land in the town of Brantley.
The site's owner and developer, David Coggins, said he "had some concerns" about the timing, 15 days after a woman was killed and others were injured when a car plowed into a group of counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, which was called to protest the removal of a Confederate statue.
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However, Coggins told NBC affiliate WSFA of Montgomery the timing was a coincidence and that "our intentions are good."