‘An incredible day’: General Robert E Lee statue removed in Charlottesville after protests

//‘An incredible day’: General Robert E Lee statue removed in Charlottesville after protests

‘An incredible day’: General Robert E Lee statue removed in Charlottesville after protests

Cheers erupted on Saturday as a Confederate statue that towered for nearly a century over downtown Charlottesville was carted away by truck from the Virginia city where it had become a flashpoint for racist protests and deadly violence.It was a day of palpable joy and immense relief for scores of residents and visitors who lined neighbouring streets to watch the larger-than-life figure of General Robert E Lee as it was removed from its pedestal and taken – at least for now – to storage.The…

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