Authorities in Charlottesville, Va., were investigating a day after a rally of neo-Nazis, white nationalists, and Ku Klux Klan members erupted into deadly violence, including a vehicle that rammed into a march of counter-protesters, killing a 32-year-old woman. "I'm not intimidated by Robert E. Lee's statue". ".I noticed that Stonewall Jackson is coming down". "George Washington was a slave owner". And is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? So I have to ask you, what were you doing yesterday?
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"They need to be down by April 4, 2018, period", Rose said.
Bevin said Tuesday he would continue to call out racism and bigotry "for the heinous stance that it is, regardless of what corner it comes from".
Chaplain in Chief Ray Parker wrote on Facebook over the weekend: "I condemn in the strongest possible way the actions, words, and beliefs of the KKK and other white supremacist groups". Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh said the city had not yet decided what to do with the statues now they have been removed.
The city fathers want to remove the general's statue because of what it symbolises. "This is not something that is needed". The new statue was also reportedly greeted with loud cheers and a speech by the University of Virginia's then-president, Edwin Alderman, and followed by parties and balls.
The New York Times reports that the other three statues were the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument, the Confederate Women's Monument, and the Roger B. Taney Monument.
Though not a direct homage to the Confederacy, the monument commemorated Supreme Court Justice Roger B. Taney, author of the infamous Dred Scott decision, which upheld unrestricted slave ownership, and ruled that slaves and emancipated blacks could not be U.S. citizens.
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The only people with the power to move the painting are Lee County commissioners.
A group of black people spray painted the pedestal of the monument with "Black Lives Matter" and took pictures on top of it.
In the overnight hours of Wednesday morning, at least one statue was removed from a public area in Baltimore.
While both Scott and Pugh agree the monuments must go, they split on the details.
"The reason it was passed was to protect history", Tucker said.
Not everyone was quick to praise the decision, though.
The Baltimore mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, announced the creation of a special commission to review all of Baltimore's Confederate statues and historical assets in June 2015. Obviously, the Lee statue was no monument, when erected, to white supremacy, but rather a celebration of Lee's cause of post-war reconciliation. 8 months into the Administration.
Mayor Levar Stoney's announcement Wednesday is a reversal from a position he took earlier this year, when he said he thought the monuments should stay in the former capital of the Confederacy but have context added about what they represent and why they were built. "It's a part of history". I personally believe they are offensive.
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