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scmp - 17 days ago

Statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee comes down in Virginia

A crowd erupted in cheers and song Wednesday as workers hoisted one of the nation’s largest Confederate monuments off a pedestal where the figure of General Robert E. Lee towered over Virginia’s capital city for more than a century.The statue was lowered to the ground just before 9am, after a construction worker who strapped harnesses around Lee and his horse lifted his arms in the air and counted, “Three, two, one!” to jubilant shouts from hundreds of people. A work crew then began cutting it…


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