Removal of of Confederate statue greeted with cheering in Virginia
Guardian, 08 Sep 2021
A bronze statue of General Robert E Lee was removed from its pedestal in Richmond, Virginia, the former capital of the Confederacy.
In summer 2020, after Black Lives Matter protests connected to the death of George Floyd, it was ordered that the statue, one of the largest Confederate statues in the US, should be taken down. It was removed after a year of litigation.
Crews took down the statue in front of a crowd of about 200 chanting people