Above, the graffiti-tagged pedestal is all that remains where the statue of Confederate Gen. Williams Carter Wickham once stood in Monroe Park. Protesters pulled down the statue Saturday night. The Virginia National Guard reportedly now has it.
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Decrying police brutality and white supremacy, Richmond protesters have taken an active approach to removing symbols of oppression by pulling statues of Christopher Columbus and Confederate Gen. Williams Carter Wickham from their pedestals in public parks.