ROCKVILLE, Md. - Montgomery County residents will soon be able to weigh in on where they think a vandalized Confederate statue in Rockville should be moved.
The statue of a Confederate soldier, which is currently next to Rockville's Red Brick Courthouse, is now covered with a makeshift plywood box. Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett says he believes it should not be on a county property and options on where it should go have been narrowed down to five possible locations:
• Beall-Dawson Historical Park in Rockville
• Darnestown Square Heritage Park in Darnestown
• Callithea Farm Special Park in Potomac
• Jesup Blair Local Park in Silver Spring
• Edgehill Farm in Gaithersburg
"Does it seem like this is kind of a hot potato, nobody wants it, where does it go?" asked FOX 5's Lena Burns.
"We want to treat this with the respect and dignity that it deserves, but I simply believe that it's not in an appropriate location," said Leggett. "And of course, there have been people who've argued back and forth about different locations."
The public will have a chance to weigh in on the statue's fate in September.