Duke University takes down Robert E. Lee statue after defacement

White nationalists carry torches on the grounds of the University of Virginia on the eve of a planned Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville Virginia U.S

White nationalists carry torches on the grounds of the University of Virginia on the eve of a planned Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville Virginia U.S

President Donald Trump has been roundly criticized for his reaction to Charlottesville. "And if they choose to take those statues down, fine", Robert E. Lee V, 54, of Washington DC, told CNN.

'Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our handsome statues and monuments. I noticed that Stonewall Jackson's coming down.

White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters declined to discuss the tweets with reporters on Thursday morning, saying, "The tweets speak for themselves". The situation quickly turned violent and deadly after 20-year-old James Alex Field Jr. allegedly drove his sedan into a crowd, killing Heather Heyer and injuring many more. But we have to be able to have that conversation without all of the hatred and the violence. That the president-who first expressed his support of Confederate monuments in his controversial press conference on Tuesday-felt compelled to repeat his stance and potentially embolden further violence is staggering.

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I believe that decisions about historical statues are best made at the local level, but they should stay and be placed in historical context. Only 27 percent said it was strong enough (the remainder were unsure).

Lee, Horn said, would want to "do away with the statues" in modern times because "he really wanted to put the Civil War behind him". Meanwhile, an overwhelming majority of Democrats - 79 percent - believe the response was not strong enough (compared with 19 percent of Republicans). The large equestrian statue, which depicts the Confederate commander on his horse, Traveller, was created by French sculptor Jean Antonin Mercié, and unveiled on May 29, 1890.

As you can see in the timeline below, the number of Confederate memorial installations peaked around 1910 - 50 years after the end of the Civil War and at the height of Jim Crow, an era defined by segregation and disenfranchisement laws against black Americans. He also argued that there were "many people" who attended the rally who were not neo-Nazis and white nationalists.

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Frazier, who is African-American, said he was acting as both the CEO of Merck and "as a matter of personal conscience". Within hours of his decision to ditch Trump's council, the President lashed out at the executive in a Twitter tirade.

After a 2015 City Council vote, four Confederate monuments were removed in New Orleans, according to ABCNews.

"We will not tolerate unlawful behavior, including the acts of vandalism or violence, regardless of one's beliefs", Rawlings said.

Activists who cry for the removal of Confederate statues do so on the grounds that these leaders were racist, that they hurt people based on the color of their skin or their national origin. In an interview with NPR, Dailey said it's impossible to separate symbols of the Confederacy from the values of white supremacy.

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In a vigorous back-and-forth press interview, President Trump said there is blame to be had on both sides, suggesting not everyone that came to protest the removal of the confederate statue was a white supremacist. The city was just "a very clear symbol they could go to and have a protest", Ayers said. As two of the closest living relatives to Stonewall, we are writing today to ask for the removal of his statue, as well as the removal of all Confederate statues from Monument Avenue.

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