Just days after Councilman Brandon Scott announced that he was calling for the “destruction” of all Confederate monuments in Baltimore, two of the four monuments have come down, our affiliate WBFF reported.
Private contractors, city officials and a few onlookers were on the site of the Lee-Jackson monument as it was being taken down overnight into early Wednesday. The preparation began around midnight and by 3:00 a.m. FOX45 crews confirmed that at least two of the four monuments had been removed. After more than a century, the Roger Taney statue in Mount Vernon was removed, the base is all that remains.
Crews on at the site of the Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee Monument in Wyman Park say, Mayor Catherine Pugh looked on as the monument was lifted from its base.