Virginia's Massive Robert E. Lee Statue Has Been Removed

Posted on AllSides September 8th, 2021
From The Left

Wednesday, the state of Virginia removed the 12-ton statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee more than 130 years after it was installed amid efforts to change the collective memory of the Civil War.

Despite its massive size, it was lifted from its pedestal in one piece and is headed for storage. Gov. Ralph Northam, a Democrat, was there as the statue came down and appeared pleased by its removal. A crowd also chanted and cheered as Lee — atop a horse — was lifted into the air by a...

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