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And there they go. Lee and Jackson sailing through air onto flatbed truck in Baltimore at 3:40 AM. An incredible sight.!.?.!— Alec MacGillis(@AlecMacGillis) Aug. 16, 2017 By 3:30 a.m., 3 of the city’s four monuments had actually been gotten rid of. They included the Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall “Jackson Monument, a double equestrian statue of the Confederate generals put up in 1948; the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument, put up in 1903; and the Roger B. Taney Monument, put up in 1887. Taney was a Supreme Court chief justice and Maryland local who composed the landmark 1857 decision in the Dred Scott case, ruling that even free blacks had no claim to citizenship in the United States. Although Taney was never part of the Confederacy, the court’s decision was celebrated by supporters of slavery.The fourth statue, the Confederate Women’s Monolith, was dedicated in 1917. One Twitter user, James MacArthur, live-streamed the removal of the Lee and Jackson monument as it was unceremoniously torn from its pedestal and strapped to a flatbed truck. At street level, lit by the extreme glare of police klieg lights, the 2 generals appeared small.Residents were seen commemorating on the pedestal, on which someone had actually spray-painted”Black Lives Matter.”– brandon soderberg(@notrivia) Aug. 16, 2017 A team of police vehicle accompanied the statues from town. Ms. Pugh suggested on Monday that the statues might be transferred to Confederate cemeteries somewhere else in the state.(Although Maryland never

withdrawed from the Union throughout the Civil War, there was popular support for the Confederacy in Baltimore and

Southern Maryland, where Confederate soldiers are buried.)One city councilman stated the statues ought to be damaged, not simply moved.”These individuals were terrorists. They were traitors. Why are we honoring them?”Councilman Brandon M. Scott stated at a conference on Monday.A group of protesters comprised of so-called alt-right activists and white supremacists demonstrated versus the removal of a Lee statue in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday, clashing with counter-protesters. One woman was killed when a driver rammed an automobile into a crowd of counter-protesters; the cops have charged an Ohio male who has actually revealed reactionary views. Two state troopers keeping an eye on the occasion were also< a href =""> killed in a helicopter mishap. Tensions were additional irritated on Saturday when President Trump chose not to clearly knock the protesters, a few of whom carried Nazi banners and Confederate fight flags. He condemned the Ku Klux Klan,”neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups”in a declaration on Monday, Mr. Trump stated Tuesday that parties on”both sides”of the argument were to blame for the deadly violence.Continue reading the main story