Charlottesville Removes Confederate Statue of Robert E. Lee

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    Nearly four years after a deadly white supremacist rally rocked Charlottesville, Virginia, one of the Confederate statues that helped spark the conflict has been taken down.

    Workers chiseled away at the bolts holding the equestrian statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee and hoisted him off his stone pedestal.

    Several hundred people cheered as a crane swung the bronze sculpture onto a waiting flatbed truck.

    “It feels like we won. Feels like they lost,” said Daryle LeMont Jenkins, who drove down from New Jersey for the 2017 events, during which peaceful counterprotester Heather Heyer was run down and killed by a white supremacist.

    The most recent removal push focused on the Lee monument began in 2016, thanks in part to a petition started by a Black high school student, Zyahna Bryant.

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