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Jun 05 2020
MOBILE, Ala. — Alabama’s port city removed a statue of a Confederate naval officer early Friday after days of protests over the police killing of George Floyd, with the mayor saying the monument was a “potential distraction” to focusing on the city’s future.
The bronze likeness of Admiral Raphael Semmes, which stood in a middle of a downtown street near the Mobile waterfront for 120Associated Press
Jun 18 2020
In the waves of protests that swept across U.S. and European cities beginning in May 2020 after the policy-custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, numerous localities removed, or announced plans to remove, various statues and monuments memorializing persons connected with segregation or racism, such as those who were involved with the slave trade or were prominent figures in theSnopes
Jun 20 2020
Protesters brought down Confederate statues as anti-racism rallies were held across the United States to mark the Juneteenth holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the country.
Demonstrations were held in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington on Friday against a backdrop of weeks of protests fuelled by the deaths of African Americans at the hands of police.Al Jazeera
Jun 11 2020
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said he did not believe New York City’s statue of Christopher Columbus should be removed, citing the explorer’s cultural significance to Italian Americans.
Asked at his daily press briefing if it was “time for” the statue, which stands on a 27-foot column in Columbus Circle, “to go,” Cuomo responded, “I understand the dialogue that’s been going on for aThe Hill
Jun 10 2020
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called for the removal of nearly a dozen Confederate statues of soldiers and officers, from the U.S. Capitol building Wednesday, following the death of George Floyd and dayslong protests against racial injustice nationwide.
In a letter to Joint Committee on the Library Chairman Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Vice Chair Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., PelosiFox News (Online News)
Aug 29 2017
The Left is AWOL in fighting Islamists, as it was AWOL in fighting Communists. But it’s taking a brave stand against monuments.National Review
Jul 04 2013
The Statue of Liberty hit hard by Superstorm Sandy in October and closed for repairs is now back in business just in time for Independence Day.Washington Times
Dec 23 2021
Late into the night on Wednesday, around 11p.m. local time, security staff at the University of Hong Kong surrounded a statue dedicated to the victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre and obscured it with curtains and plastic barriers.
Those in the area could hear the sounds of construction but were not told what was going on. Xinqi Su, Hong Kong correspondent for the Agence France-The Daily Wire
Sep 08 2021
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 byNPR (Online News)
Jun 29 2021
The House voted to remove the bust of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger B. Taney and several other statues associated with the Confederacy or racism.
Democrats have been determined to rid the building of statues memorializing long-dead dignitaries who held racist viewpoints, a goal realized in Tuesday's vote of 285-120. Sixty-seven Republicans voted with all Democrats present,Washington Examiner