Confederate monuments removed in Baltimore

Remigio Civitarese
Agosto 16, 2017

The removals came as other community leaders around the country, in cities from Gainesville, Lexington, Ky., called for their Confederate monuments to come down on the heels of the weekend's violent clashes between white supremacists and counter-protesters over a Robert E. Lee statue that is set for removal in Charlottesville, Va.

Alabama's largest city of Birmingham has moved to cover a confederate monument in wooden panels after the state legislature passed a law earlier this year to block the removal of confederate structures.

The rally turned deadly when a vehicle rammed into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing a 32-year-old woman and injuring 19 other people.

"For those who are asking why I removed my signature from the memo regarding the Confederate statues, understand that the resolution has not been written and I do believe an action should be taken to address this".

J. Jackson Monument, according to the affiliate. Trevino said Monday. "We do think that history is important so we're looking for an appropriate location for it".

"This week it's Robert E. Lee", Trump told reporters.

The mayor said she did not know where the statues were moved or where they will end up.

That city's council approved plans earlier this week to immediately remove the monuments that are viewed by many as symbols of hate and oppression. I notice that Stonewall Jackson's coming down, " Trump said during a visit to Trump Tower in NY.

Statues of Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson were removed, along with the "Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument", and a statue honoring Roger B. Taney, who wrote the Dred Scott Supreme Court decision that ruled that blacks were not citizens of the United States.

In Durham, Sheriff Mike Andrews said protesters who toppled a almost century-old Confederate statue in front of a North Carolina government building would face felony charges.

Pugh said she was making plans to send the statues to cemeteries with Confederate dead outside the city. Pugh said she is consulting with Landrieu, now head of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, about the removal of Baltimore's statues and the cost.

White nationalists, neo-Nazis, skinheads and Ku Klux Klan members joined together in a Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville to protest the removal of the Lee statue. "I feel that way, but I hesitate and the reason is because I realize that the city of Dallas is stronger, is better, when we are united and not divided". He also planned to ask state officials to determine the cost of moving Confederate statues and to give him options of where they could go.

"These monuments, memorials and markers represent a time in our history that caused pain to so many", she said Monday.

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