Published: Thu, August 17, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Baltimore Removes Confederate Statues By Night

Baltimore Removes Confederate Statues By Night

A handful of Confederate statues have since come down - most notably four monuments in New Orleans, including one of Lee. Many local and state governments announced that they would remove statues and other imagery from public land, or consider doing so, in the aftermath of Saturday's white nationalist rally that killed one person and injured dozens more.

"I think the owner's main concern was for the monument's well-being in light of the current atmosphere, and we were concerned about maintaining the tranquility and peace of the cemetery", Hovey said, adding that the United Daughters would find a new location for the statue.

Confederate monuments have been removed overnight in Baltimore.

"I will be introducing a bill to remove Confederate statues from the US Capitol building", he tweeted. "You look at the Confederate monument and that's exactly what that is", Zebelean said.

His statement comes after several cities across the U.S. made a decision to remove Confederate monuments following the confrontation between white nationalists and "antifa" counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend.

But, the very fact that this is being debated after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville -ostensibly to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee - turned terribly wrong, shows how polarising the issue can be.

Protestors also toppled a Confederate monument in Durham, N.C. on Monday.

As chief justice, Taney wrote the Supreme Court's majority opinion in the infamous Dred Scott decision a few years before the Civil War.

"We moved quickly and quietly", Pugh said in a press conference that morning, according to The Baltimore Sun. We can honor George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Dr. Martin Luther King.

Cooper can't simply declare the statues be removed or torn down. While Trump condemned members of white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups who were present during the Charlottesville protests, he also contended that not all of the demonstrators "were neo-Nazis, believe me".

Baltimore authorities tore down and hauled away four Confederate monuments hours after the city's council voted for the move.

But he continued: "The bad thing is that in order to have freedom like we have in America. we have freedom of speech and you can't say 'freedom of speech that we approve of'".

During the 1861-65 US Civil War, Maryland remained in the union although pro-slavery sentiment was strong.

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