Hear a Richmond Crowd Cheer as a Robert E. Lee Statue is Taken Down

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Residents of Richmond, Virginia cheered arsenic a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, the nation’s largest Confederate monument, was taken down.

NOW: Crowd chanting “hey hey hey, goodbye” arsenic officials region the Robert E. Lee Monument successful Virginia — the country’s largest Confederate statue https://t.co/PFswiZCwXM

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The statue had been the halfway of contention for immoderate time.

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam archetypal ordered it to beryllium taken down successful June 2020, arsenic the federation brewed with calls for a radical reckoning pursuing the execution of George Floyd astatine the hands of erstwhile Minneapolis constabulary serviceman Derek Chauvin.

However, the bid was delayed aft opponents mounted ineligible challenges to support the monument successful place. The Supreme Court yet sided with the authorities of Virginia.

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