In Virginia, a statue of an American Confederate general was dismantled

The statue of the American Confederate General Robert E. Lee was dismantled in the administrative center of the state of Virginia, the city of Richmond.

The dismantling of the monument began early on Wednesday morning; several blocks around were blocked for this. A construction crane lifted the workers onto a pedestal that rises ten meters. Then the general sitting on a horse was wrapped with ribbons, and, having separated the equestrian figure from the pedestal, they took it to the ground to the applause of the locals gathered around. The removal of the statue was met with chanting of the slogans of the Black Lives Matter movement and ironic comments: “Look at his face, he doesn’t like it.”

The Lee statue in Richmond is one of the most significant monuments to the Confederates. The decision to demolish the statue of the general was made last summer after the death of a black George Floyd at the hands of a police officer. Still, the implementation of this plan was complicated by lawsuits that ended not so long ago.

The statue of Lee is a 6-meter-high bronze equestrian sculpture, towering on a ten-meter pedestal almost twice as high. It has been standing in the city center on Monument Avenue since 1890. Last summer, the other four statues of confederation in the district were demolished.

Active efforts to dismantle Confederate monuments began after the mass murder at a Charleston church in 2015. Lee’s monuments were dismantled in New Orleans, Baltimore, Dallas, the University of Texas, and the Washington Cathedral.

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  1. Of all the stupid ignorant things people would do! First of all, George Floyd actually died of his own doing and not the police! If he hadn’t suffocated beforehand by all the illegal drugs in his system and he himself requested to be laid on the ground, his already enlarged heart wouldn’t have given out! He himself exclaimed he “Couldn’t breath!” Way before he even was handcuffed! And… if he hadn’t broken the law by trying to pass a fake counterfeit bill, he wouldn’t have had the police on his case in the first place either! AND! The judge also had no choice regardless of any proof in the jury’s decision and one of them lied under oath!, but to jail the Police officer even if he followed to the letter the officer’s manual to the best of his ability and without provocation nor violent expresive words! All because of cowardly and characterless, congresswoman Maxim Waters in Demanding the jury trial go her way or else she would along with untold number of African-Americans literally set fire to and destroy the city of where they were! And lord knows it would also cause a very useless and unessesary stupid raids and destruction all across America! All because of one ignorant, self centered selfish woman that wanted her “Limelight” in history in politics that awfull day! If Jesus were around, I bet he clearly would have compared her to the Pharisees and their Hypocrisy! “CRUCIFY! CRUCIFY! THAT POLICE OFFICER! WE THE AFRICAN AMERICANS CHOSE “BARABAS!” WE HAVE NO OTHER KING!” AND…THIS IS THE INTERESTING PART! “BLM” (BLACK LIVES MATTER) MOVEMENT IS ACTUALLY SPONSORED BY ULTRA-DEAP, POCKETS, BILLIONAIRE, VERY PRO-SOCIALIST AND VERY, VERY, ANTI-AMERICAN MR. GEORGE SOROS! (BY THE WAY…MUCH TO MR. “MUSLIM” AMERICA HATER, OBAMA TOO!) FOOLS! FOLLOWING FOOLS THAT DO THEIR BIDDING AND TRY TO DESTROY OUR NATION’S CORE VALUES AND FOUNDATION! ONE DAY THEY WILL JUST WAKE UP TO THE FACT THAT A “STALIN” LIKE COMMUNIST SYSTEM IS JUST WHAT THEY WILL EVENTUALLY GET! THE “SHARKS”ARE ALREADY IN WAITING TO BLACKMAIL US WITH LONG RANGE NUCLEAR “BEAR” “SARKOVSKI” BOMBERS INSIDE VENEZUELA AND MANY RUSSIAN AND CHINESE ENLISTED SOLDIERS AND JUST WAITING FOR THE AMERICAN LEFT TO PREVAIL AND SELF-DESTRUCT THEIR OWN COUNTRY”S UNITY! AHH! LET’S NOT FORGETto ! (I KNOW YOU ALL DID, AND TOTALLY PUT IT ON THE “BACK BURNER OF YOUR DULL CELLPHONE ADICTIVE MINDS…) THAT ANTI-AMERICAN, AND TREASONOUS EX PRESIDENT OBAMA, LEFT OUR NATIONAL “BACK DOOR” OPEN TO LET IN OUR MOST REGRETABLE ENEMIES LAYING IN WAIT JUST TO WALK AS THEY PLEASE!, AND NO “PROBLEMO!” OBAMA LITERALLY DESTROYED OUR ONLY SOVEREIGN DOCUMENT OF CENTURIES THAT CLEARLY STATED THAT NO FOREIGN POWER SHALL SET FOOT UPON ANY AMERICAN CONTINENT! FOR EVERYONE’S SAFETY! Well… like a “Boomerang” that Presidential decision will come back to haunt us all! Democrats, independents and Republican’s alike! All it would take our nation’s grid to go out! And it’s a very sorry matter that we are tied to our electronic and satelites for our very survival! Even the idiot president that authorized our military aircraft, had Chinese (Read it???) C.O.M.M.I.E! HARDWARE ELECTRONICS! “MADE IN CHINA!” MICROCHIPS INSTALLED INSIDE ALL OUR MILITARY CRAFTS! BE IT PLANES, SHIPS, ETC. WHO’S TO SAY THEY ARE NOT LISTENING DEVICES OR WHEN THEY FEEL LIKE IT, SEND AN ENCODED SIGNAL AND DISABLE THE PLANES IN MID AIR OR OUR SHIPS WARP THEIR INTERNAL NAVIGATIONAL COMPUTERS??? REALLY LIKE, HEEELO? DUH? S.T.U.P.I.D.! An “EMG” Dirty bomb smack right above in the geographical center of the good “Populative, Leftist” Naive people’s head’s like the State of Kansas, should do the trick! And render the whole nation not only powerless but without communication whatsoever! Vehicles would be rendered useless if their internal electronics, literally “Burned Out!” (Thanks! Ya, Traitor Obama!) Anyhow… tearing down and taking down our national historic treasures, and statues, and artifacts will solely accomplish one dire and historical truth! And that is all the people involved will leave nothing to look back to in the future in order for future kids and generations to come, to address any issues and mistakes and learn from it! Why? All was “obliterated!” And all future kids will just have to start all over again without a country! Most probably self “Shoot-in-the-foot!” Future “Slaves!” Now held hostage to a different and uncaring nation like Communist China or Russia, or far worse! Since all the sound Christian values went also, then… “Slaves!” To the comming, and already here, “Anti-Christ!” United States President! The late Honerable, POTUS, Ronald Wilson Reagan, warned severely about! Your choice my fellow Americans! In this land be grateful you have, still have freedom to chose! So… Chose Wisely! The ball is as they say…”is in your court!” Aurevuah! Amen! Bro. Bob F. Wilson.

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