MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — Calls to remove confederate statues and monuments from public property are growing across the country.

One Alabama senator is introducing legislation that would make it illegal to do that in our state. State Senator Gerald Allen has crafted the Alabama Heritage Protection Act.

The bill would prohibit the relocation or removal of any statue or monument on public property that’s been erected in honor of a historical event.

“This great country has some great heritage, and every single person, regardless of who they may be have played a role in this country of ours,” said Allen.

Senate Bill 12 was read for the first time Monday and referred to a committee for a vote.

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