‘Long time coming’: Charlottesville removes Robert E. Lee statue

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Nearly a century after it was first erected - and almost four years after it sparked a deadly weekend of violence in the US city of Charlottesville, Virginia - the statue of Robert E Lee has been removed. The city’s council say it is a step towards racial justice. Onlookers, including Black Lives Matter supporters, cheered - as the figure of the confederate general was pulled down from its pedestal. Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher reports from the US capital, Washington, DC. - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish/ - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera/ - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #RobertELee #Charlottesville #stampoutwhitesupremacy
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