Confederate monuments taken down in Baltimore overnight

Confederate statues in Baltimore were removed from their bases overnight by city contractors, who used heavy machinery to load them onto flat bed trucks and haul them away — an abrupt end to more than a year of indecision on what to do with the memorials.

Mayor Catherine Pugh, who made the decision, watched in person as the four statues linked to the Confederacy were torn from their pedestals. The Baltimore City Council unanimously passed a resolution to remove them, amid a renewed national conversation following a deadly terrorist attack by a white supremacist at a rally in Charlottesville, Va. on Saturday.

Mayor Catherine Pugh said Wednesday morning crews working for the city began removing the four Confederate monuments at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday and finished at 5:30 a.m.

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“It’s done,” she said Wednesday morning. “They needed to come down. My concern is for the safety and security of our people. We moved as quickly as we could.”

  • Mao’s Cultural Revolution comes to America!!! umm WOW

    • Martin Alfven Haider

      Yep. Along with all the Taleban and ISIS that Obama helped in.

  • Ideas Time

    What is really sad is that these selected people, corporate fools make decisions.

  • Ideas Time

    My guess is that it was selected to steal the heritage of America with the blessings of those who put her in corporate office.

  • You fargin summanabeechn sneaky bastiches

  • Sam Oconnel

    I believe that is possible the UGLIEST person I have ever seen…..

  • frankw

    I didn’t think zombies were real until I saw that photo of Pugh.

  • Martin Alfven Haider

    Funny how the propaganda machine is always chiding us about giving serial criminals their “day in court”. Except, of course, when the supposed perp is white. Then it’s “Bonfire of the Vanities” – finally, a white person that they can castigate as the great criminal. As hundreds are murdered in Chicago every year by criminals programmed to hate by anti-white and misogynist gangsta rap. The purveyors of hate and violent crime themselves, the gangsta rappers, are lauded by this same propaganda machine, and treated as celebrities. Something is very rotten in Denmark…

  • HaywoodZarathustra

    Tear down? Is destruction all you can offer? Nothing worthwhile to actually contribute?