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Crowd Gathers in Richmond to Witness Removal of Robert E Lee Statue

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A statue of the Confederate general Robert E Lee was removed from its pedestal in Richmond, Virginia – the capital of the Confederacy – on the morning of September 8.

In this footage, posted to Instagram by Mara Zenobia, a crowd can be seen gathered on Monument Avenue in anticipation of the removal.

The statue was taken down following a ruling by the state Supreme Court against two lawsuits that sought to block a removal order issued by Virginia Gov Ralph Northam. Credit: Mara Zenobia via Storyful

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