Statue of Robert E Lee removed in Virginia, US as crowds cheer – BBC News

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An imposing statue of an American Confederate general in Richmond, Virginia, has been taken down.

Governor Ralph Northam announced it would be removed amid national protests after the death of George Floyd, calling the statue “a monument to the Confederate insurrection”.

The statue became a focal point for this activism and crowds cheered as a crane removed it on Wednesday.

Memorials to leaders of the pro-slavery, Confederate states – whose capital was Richmond – have long stirred controversy.

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