Onlookers cheer and take pictures as the Lee statue is lowered to the ground and dismantled by workers on Wednesday before being transported to a warehouse. The state will decide what to do with the statue and its large stone pedestal.
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The 131-year old, 12-ton bronze symbol of white supremacy honoring Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue is taken down as scores watch in person and online
An empty pedestal covered with colorful anti-racist slogans. That’s all that remains of the state’s greatest symbol of white supremacy – the statue of the traitorous Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee riding his horse, Traveller.