Baltimore Confederate statues torn down in the middle of the night after Charlottesville violence

Baltimore Confederate statues torn down in the middle of the night after Charlottesville violenceConfederate-era statues in Baltimore, Maryland have been torn down in the middle of the night after the city council voted unanimously to remove them. Four monuments that paid tribute to leading members of Confederate were toppled, including the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument and the Confederate Women’s Monument, as well as statues commemorating Confederate Army generals Robert E Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and pro-slavery Supreme Court judge Roger B Taney. It follows violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, that centred on the city’s plans to remove a statue of Robert E Lee, who led the Confederate Army during the American Civil War.



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