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Rally planned to support the Confederate monument

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A rally is expected to support the Confederate monument in Old Louisville. 

A group of fathers says they don't want the monument to be moved because it's been near the University of Louisville campus for more than 120 years.They are expecting around 100 people at today's protest. 

Recently, an appeals court ruled the city can move the statue. 

In April, both U of L and Mayor Greg Fischer said they supported moving the statue. 

Last month, a judge issued a restraining order barring city officials from removing the monument until the appeals court ruling.

The monument stands 70 feet tall, and has looked down on the U of L campus since 1895, documenting Civil War history.

"I know some people may be upset with the removal of the statue," Louisville Mayor, Greg Fischer said. " Others may be upset that it's not being blown up but it is inarguable a piece of our history." 

Officials in the city of Brandenburg say they'd like to put the statue on the waterfront, near other historical monuments.

The protest is set to start at 11:30 this morning. 

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