As work crews began dismantling a Dallas statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on Wednesday, a court challenge intervened. City Council member Scott Griggs posted on Facebook that a temporary restraining order has been granted in federal court preventing the monument from coming down.
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"Case filed by Hiram Patterson against the Dallas City Council," Griggs wrote. "The Honorable Sidney A Fitzwater is the judge. TRO hearing tomorrow."
Griggs and a second City Council member have confirmed the post's accuracy to the Dallas Observer.