Crews continue work to remove Richmond’s Confederate statues
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Crews are back at work removing Confederate monuments from Virginia’s capital city, a process that began last week after Mayor Levar Stoney ordered all city-owned Confederate statues cleared away amid weeks of protests over police brutality and racism.
Crews returned Thursday to the site of a monument honoring Confederate naval commander and scientist Matthew Fontaine Maury. A statute of Maury was removed last week, but a large bronze globe that was part of the monument was left behind.
Four other monuments were removed last week, and a statue of Gen. J.E.B. Stuart was taken down by crews Tuesday.
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