Work crews ventured to the heart of Richmond, Virginia, where they removed the statue of Confederate Gen. J.E.B.
Stuart on Tuesday, one week after the city’s mayor ordered all Confederate monuments on city property be removed.
The Associated Press also reported that chants of “Black Lives Matter” could be heard during and after the removal, with one person saying, “Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey, goodbye,” when the statue was taken away.
Last week, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney (D) ordered the removal of Confederate statues that were located on city property, saying it was time to “turn this page.”
A statue of Gen. Stonewall Jackson was also removed from Monument Avenue last week.