August 16, 2017
Days after the deadly unrest in Virginia, confederate monuments in the city of Baltimore are removed overnight.
On Monday the Baltimore City Council voted unanimously to remove the statues immediately, and crews began taking them down late Tuesday.
The city’s mayor says by 5:30 a.m. local time all four of Baltimore’s confederate statues had been removed.
Local reports say the statues removed in Baltimore include the Roger B. Taney Monument, and monuments honoring Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas Stonewall Jackson.
Meanwhile, another General Robert E. Lee plaque at a New York church in Brooklyn is set to be removed.
Officials for Saint Johns Episcopal Church in Fort Hamilton say custodians will take down the 105-year-old plaque sometime Wednesday.
It marks where the general planted a maple tree in the early 1840s while stationed there.
He was among many military men who allegedly worshipped at Saint Johns, and gathered in a nearby structure that predates the current building.
The issue was brought up by protesters demanding the streets General Lee Avenue and Stonewall Jackson Drive be renamed.