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Politics The Latest: Kansas City to remove King's name from street

06:05  06 november  2019
06:05  06 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Those against the King name stood silently and did not respond to calls for them to sit down. Several speakers and people in the crowd told them they On Tuesday, the debate will end, as voters decide if Kansas City ' s reputation as one of the largest cities in the U. S . without a street named for the iconic

Those against the King name stood silently and did not respond to calls for them to sit down. Several speakers and people in the crowd told them they On Tuesday, the debate will end, as voters decide if Kansas City ’ s reputation as one of the largest cities in the U. S . without a street named for the iconic

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on Kansas City's vote to remove the name of Martin Luther King Jr. from a major boulevard (all times local):

FILE - In this April, 20, 2019, file photo, public works employee Jerry Brooks changes a street sign from The Paseo to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Kansas City, Mo. More than 50 years after King was assassinated, the city's efforts to honor the civil rights leader has met opposition from citizens opposed to the renaming of The Paseo, one of the city's iconic boulevards. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)© Provided by The Associated Press FILE - In this April, 20, 2019, file photo, public works employee Jerry Brooks changes a street sign from The Paseo to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Kansas City, Mo. More than 50 years after King was assassinated, the city's efforts to honor the civil rights leader has met opposition from citizens opposed to the renaming of The Paseo, one of the city's iconic boulevards. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

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Kansas City voters have overwhelmingly approved removing the name of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from a city boulevard in favor of the street's original name, The Paseo.

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Those against the King name stood silently and did not respond to calls for them to sit down. Several speakers and people in the crowd told them they On Tuesday, the debate will end, as voters decide if Kansas City ' s reputation as one of the largest cities in the U. S . without a street named for the iconic

Those against the King name stood silently and did not respond to calls for them to sit down. Several speakers and people in the crowd told them they were being He said the protesters were welcome, but he asked them to consider the damage that would be done if Kansas City removed King ' s name .

Unofficial results show the vote to remove King's name received nearly 70% of the Tuesday's vote, with just over 30% voting to retain King's name.

The vote came after months of heated debate that began shortly after the city council voted in January to name the 10-mile (16.09-kilometer) boulevard that runs through a mostly black area of the city after the civil rights icon. Kansas City was one of the last large cities in the U.S. to name a street for King.

A group called "Save the Paseo" in April turned in far more than the 1,700 signatures needed to get the issue on the ballot. They argued the city council didn't follow proper procedures when it renamed the street.

Mostly black civil rights leaders who worked for years to secure King's name accused "Save the Paseo" of being racist and warned the city's reputation would suffer if his name is removed.

Kansas City to vote on removing King's name from street

  Kansas City to vote on removing King's name from street Emotions that simmered for nearly a year over the renaming of an historic major thoroughfare in Kansas City, Missouri, for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led to a tense scene at a black church as get-out-the vote efforts wound down ahead of residents going to the polls. About 100 supporters of keeping the King name for the 10-mile boulevard were at a rally to court voters Sunday when opponents walked into the Paseo Baptist Church and stood along its two aisles. Those against the King name stood silently and did not respond to calls for them to sit down. Several speakers and people in the crowd told them they were being disrespectful.

Those against the King name stood silently and did not respond to calls for them to sit down. Several speakers and people in the crowd told them they On Tuesday, the debate will end, as voters decide if Kansas City ’ s reputation as one of the largest cities in the U. S . without a street named for the iconic

Martin Luther King Jr.' s name from an historic boulevard. Voters will decide Tuesday if they want to change the 10-mile boulevard back to The City Council voted in January to rename the boulevard to honor King , ending Kansas City ' s reputation as one of the largest cities in the U. S . without a street

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11:05 p.m. Monday

After nearly a year of debate that included charges of racism on one side and claims city officials bypassed rules on the other, Kansas City, Missouri, residents will decide whether to remove the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s name from an historic boulevard.

Voters will decide Tuesday if they want to change the 10-mile boulevard back to its original name, The Paseo.

The City Council voted in January to rename the boulevard to honor King, ending Kansas City's reputation as one of the largest cities in the U.S. without a street named for the iconic civil rights leader.

The vote caught some residents by surprise and a group named Save the Paseo collected enough signatures on petitions to have the name change put to a public vote


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