Stars and Stripes stripes.com 21 Dec, 2020 20:15 am

Virginia's Robert E. Lee statue has been removed from the US Capitol

Virginia's Robert E. Lee statue has been removed from the US Capitol
A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that has represented Virginia in the U.S. Capitol for 111 years has been removed.

Lee being removed from the National Statuary Hall Collection in Washington.Ralph Northam said in a statement that workers removed the statue from the National Statuary Hall Collection early Monday morning.” The presence of statues of generals and other figures of the Confederacy in Capitol locations such as Statuary Hall — the original House chamber — has been offensive to African American lawmakers for many years.Lee from the National Statuary Hall Collection in Washington.

21, 2020 photo provided by the Office of the Governor of Virginia shows a statue of Confederate Gen.JACK MAYER/OFFICE OF GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA, FILE WASHINGTON — A statue of Confederate Gen.

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