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Alabama city told to keep Confederate street name or face $25,000 fine

The Republican attorney general is threatening Montgomery after the city renamed Jeff Davis Avenue The civil rights attorney Fred Gray, centre, his wife Carol, left, and Montgomery’s mayor, Steven Reed, attend a ceremony on 26 October in which Jeff Davis Avenue was renamed Fred D Gray Avenue. Photograph: Julie Bennett/Getty Images Alabama’s capital city of Montgomery is facing legal action or a $25,000 fine for changing the name of a street bearing the name of a Confederate president for a promi

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