Robert E. Lee statue removed in Richmond

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The 21-foot-tall (6.4-meter) bronze likeness of Lee on a horse will be hoisted off its 40-foot (12- meter) pedestal. It was erected 131 years after it was erected in the former capital of the Confederacy as a tribute to the Civil War leader. The statue was the epicenter of last summer’s protest movement.
9 months ago·Richmond, United States

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Virginia begins removal of Richmond's Robert E. Lee statue, its largest Confederate monument

Crews will remove plaques from the 40-foot pedestal then lift the 12-ton bronze statue from its pedestal Wednesday morning in Richmond.

9 months ago·Los Angeles, United States
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BBC News

Robert E Lee statue: Virginia removes contentious memorial as crowds cheer

The statue became a focal point for the protests following the death of George Floyd last spring.

9 months ago·United Kingdom
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The Guardian

Virginia takes down Robert E Lee statue from state capital Richmond

Bronze monument to Confederate general was erected more than 130 years ago in Richmond, former capital of the Confederacy

9 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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CBC News

Massive statue of Robert E. Lee removed, after towering over Virginia capital for 100 years

One of the largest Confederate monuments in the U.S. came down Wednesday as workers removed a figure of Gen. Robert E. Lee that towered over Virginia's capital city for more than a century and became a target of protesters seeking to abolish symbols of racial injustice.

9 months ago·Canada
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Robert E. Lee statue on historic Virginia street removed

Virginia has taken down a towering statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, the last Confederate statue remaining along Richmond's historic Monument Avenue.

9 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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CBS Local

Statue Of Confederate Robert E. Lee Coming Down In Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (WJZ AP) — After years of resistance and a long court battle, one of America’s largest monuments to the Confederacy was being pulled from its prominent perch in Virginia’s capital city Wednesday.Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam ordered the Richmond statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee taken down last summer, citing the pain felt across the country over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis after a white police officer pressed a knee into his…

9 months ago·United States
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