Human Rights

Baltimore's Confederate Monuments Were Torn Down Overnight

The Baltimore City Council voted unanimously this week to remove the statues after the events in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Baltimore's Confederate Monuments Were Torn Down Overnight
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Crews in Baltimore have removed the city's Confederate monuments.

The city council voted unanimously Monday to get rid of the four statues after groups belonging to the so-called alt-right rallied in Charlottesville, Virginia. The weekend rally left one woman dead.

Newsy's partners at WMAR report dozens of people celebrated as the monuments were torn down in Baltimore overnight Tuesday.

The monuments are the Roger B. Taney Monument, the Confederate Women's Monument, the Robert E. Lee and Thomas. J. “Stonewall” Jackson Monument, and the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument.

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One Mayor In Kentucky Is Pushing To Move Confederate Monuments

The mayor of Lexington, Kentucky, said he moved up an announcement for plans to move Confederate monuments after events in Charlottesville, Virginia.


Several cities are considering making the same move Baltimore did in light of the events in Charlottesville. Officials from cities in Texas, Tennessee, Florida, Kentucky and others have expressed interest in removing Confederate symbols.

It's unclear what will happen to the statues in Baltimore now that they've been taken down.

Some want to see them destroyed and made into other statues, while others think they should be put in a museum.