Workers carefully lower to the ground Wednesday the 12-ton bronze statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the large stone pedestal on Monument Avenue where it has stood since 1890.
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The 131-year old, 12-ton bronze symbol of white supremacy honoring Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue is taken down as scores watch in person and online
An empty pedestal covered with colorful anti-racist slogans. That’s all that remains of the state’s greatest symbol of white supremacy – the statue of the traitorous Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee riding his horse, Traveller.