Charlottesville Confederate statues are removed
Two bronze Confederate statues at the center of yearslong debate in Charlottesville, Virginia, were removed Saturday.
The bronze statues of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson came down Saturday.
The Lee monument helped spark a violent white supremacist rally in 2017 that left one person dead.
More than 90 Confederate monuments were taken down or moved from public spaces in 2020 following the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.