Baltimore removes all four of its Confederate statues overnight

White supremacists and counter-protesters clash at Emancipation Park on Aug. 12

Multiple cities are now discussing the removal of such monuments, and this evening, protesters gathered in Durham, North Carolina to take the removal of the Confederate Soldiers Monument into their own hands. On Twitter, she said the massive carvings of Robert E. Lee, "Stonewall" Jackson and Jefferson Davis were paid for by the Ku Klux Klan and celebrated racism, terror, and division. Second, he's asked the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources to determine the "cost and logistics of removing Confederate monuments from state property and placing them in museums or historical sites where they can be studied in context".

A video showing protesters pulling down the statue in downtown Durham, North Carolina, went viral Monday.

They're poised to join the call to action for removing public monuments honoring the Confederacy and the Dallas city council is ready to tackle this issue too.

Crenshaw, along with some Buffalo Solider historians and Sons of Confederate Veterans are coming together to help protect the Confederate markers from toppling over in Dallas. According to the New York Times, Pugh has suggested the monuments be relocated to Confederate cemeteries in Maryland.

The Baltimore removals come as several cities hasten to dismantle their Confederate monuments in the wake of the violent white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend.

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The Southern Poverty Law Center past year documented 718 Confederate monuments and statues, according to the news station.

Since then, elected officials in Lexington, Kentucky, and Gainesville, Florida, have announced plans to remove local Confederate statues.

There are hundreds of similar confederate monuments in more than half the states.

"I did the right thing", Thompson said on Tuesday at North Carolina Central University. The people chose to take matters into our own hands and remove the statue. One Republican lawmaker wasn't buying it. "Cooper is a politician and this is all part of his weak response to the mob we saw in Durham", said Rep. John Blust, R-Guilford.

The Confederate War Memorial in Dallas, Texas, is a monument that attempts to glorify the treasonous acts of those who fought to defend slavery on the Confederate side of the American Civil War.

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