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Confederate monuments removed in Baltimore as debate intensifies

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 01:13

The debate over Confederate monuments remains in the spotlight, as cities decide what to do with these relics of the past that some see as symbols of Southern heritage and some see as racist. Nathan Frandino reports.

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Officials in Baltimore moving overnight to remove several confederate monuments, days after the white nationalist protest that sparked deadly clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia. Monuments to Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson were taken down at Wyman Park Dell in front of a crowd of onlookers. The foundations quickly became covered with graffiti. In Birmingham, Alabama, workers stopped short of removing the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument... instead building a wall around it. Alabama law prohibits such structures from being removed. City officials are looking at their legal options. In downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, police patrolled monument sites after protesters toppled a statue in Durham. Like Alabama, North Carolina state law also prohibits their removal. There was vandalism at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., with graffiti sprayed in red paint on one of the columns. Saturday's protests and violence in Charlottesville reverberating in communities across the south...and the nation's capital.

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Confederate monuments removed in Baltimore as debate intensifies

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 01:13