Monuments to Robert E. Lee, commander of the pro-slavery
Confederate army in the American Civil War, and Thomas
"Stonewall" Jackson, a Confederate general, were dismantled from
the city's Wyman Park Dell after the city council on Monday
approved the removal of four statues, the Baltimore Sun
"Following the acts of domestic terrorism carried out by white
supremacist terrorist groups in Charlottesville, Virginia, this
past weekend, cities must act decisively and immediately by
removing these monuments," Baltimore city councilman Brandon
Scott wrote in a resolution calling for the removal of the
statues, according to the Sun.
The dismantling of the monuments comes after a rally by white
nationalists protesting against plans to remove a statue of
Robert E. Lee sparked clashes with anti-racism demonstrators in
Charlottesville on Saturday.
The rally turned deadly when a car rammed into a crowd of
counter-protesters, killing a woman and injuring 19 other
Saturday's violence appears to have accelerated the drive to
remove memorials, flags and other reminders of the Confederate
cause across the United States.
(Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee; Editing by Andrew
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