Several controversial statues in Virginia were taken down today. This included the Confederate statue at the heart of the ‘Unite the Right’ rally. The Washington Post writes:

Nearly a century after it was first erected, and almost four years after it triggered a deadly weekend of violence, the statue of Robert E. Lee sitting on horseback in downtown Charlottesville was hoisted into the air Saturday and carted away on a truck.

Many of those watching the bronze monument come down shared the same response: It had been a long time coming.


A nearby statue of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson was also taken down. Then NBC reports, “During a special emergency meeting, the Charlottesville City Council decided to take down the Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and Sacagawea statue.”


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