Protesters topple Confederate statue in Virginia capital

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A small group of demonstrators toppled a statue of a Confederate general in the the former capital of the Confederacy late Saturday, following a day of largely peaceful protests in the Virginia city

RICHMOND, Va. — .

A rope had been tied around the Confederate statue, which has stood since 1891, The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported, adding that someone urinated on the statue after it was pulled down. Photos and video from the newspaper showed the what appeared to be red paint splashed or sprayed on the statue.Confederate monuments are a major flashpoint in Virginia and elsewhere in the South.

The Lee statue is one of five Confederate monuments along Monument Avenue, a prestigious residential street and National Historic Landmark district. Monuments along the avenue have been rallying points during protests in recent days over Floyd’s death, and they have been tagged with graffiti, including messages that say “End police brutality” and “Stop white supremacy.”

 

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Congratulations more damage. Do you really think this is helping your cause? Let go break crap... really

This is so very sad what our country has turn into. All this statues are our history so people can remember and learn from our pass. GROW UP AMERICANS!!!

Just more vandalism from the Democratic party even though The Confederacy was all Democrats.

Don't half-ass the job, tear every statue down. Graven images are an abomination to The Lord.

And if we toppled a statue of a black person, it’s be racist... there are right ways to do things, and destruction of historical artifacts is not it. The governor already said the statue in Richmond had to be removed and put in storage... all confederate statues are being moved

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