Confederate statue near site of violent Charlottesville ‘Unite the Right’ rally gets removed

A Confederate statue was removed in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday morning, three years after a “Unite the Right” rally where a woman was killed and dozen injured when a white supremacist plowed his car into a group of counterprotesters.

Nearly 500 people watched on Facebook Live as the “At Ready” statue, which was erected in 1909 and depicts a Confederate soldier in uniform with two cannons and cannonballs, was lifted off its base amid sporadic cheers and applause from a…

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