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Massive statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee removed

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RICHMOND (USA), Sep 8 (AP) More than a century later, on Wednesday, more than a century after a giant statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee was removed from the pedestal, people in Virginia’s capital, Richmond, cheered and cheered. Songs started. An equestrian statue, one of the largest Confederacy monuments in America, was removed at 9 a.m. local time. Hundreds of people cheered when the construction worker took Lee and tied the statue of his horse with a rope and said “three, two, one”. then cut the statue

RICHMOND (USA), Sep 8 (AP) More than a century later, on Wednesday, more than a century after a giant statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee was removed from the pedestal, people in Virginia’s capital, Richmond, cheered and cheered. Songs started. An equestrian statue, one of the largest Confederacy monuments in America, was removed at 9 a.m. local time. Hundreds of people cheered when the construction worker took Lee and tied the statue of his horse with a rope and said “three, two, one”. Then the statue was cut into pieces.

Speaking on the occasion, Governor Ralph Northam said, “After a long time, it’s healing as a wound so that Virginia can grow and become a welcoming state with inclusion and diversity.”

Democrats said it “has more than 400 years of history that we shouldn’t be proud of.” He congratulated Virginians for their support in removing it.

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The removal of this statue is a major victory for civil rights activists who have been demanding its removal for a long time.

Robert Edward Lee was an American Confederate general best known as the commander of the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He led the Army of Northern Virginia from 1862 until its surrender in 1865 and earned a reputation as a skilled tactician.

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