Charlottesville Removes Robert E Lee Statue

A statue of Confederate Gen Robert E Lee, which was at the center of the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally at which a man drove into a crowd, was removed from Charlottesville’s Market Street Park on July 10, officials said.

According to a statement, a statue of Confederate Gen Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was also slated to be removed on Saturday, following a petition filed in 2016 which called for their removal.

This footage, by Michelle Colbert, M.A, shows some onlookers cheering as the statue is lifted from its pedestal. Credit: Michelle Colbert, M.A. via Storyful

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