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Charlottesville removes Confederate statue at center of deadly 2017 protest

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By Julia Harte (Reuters) -A statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee was taken down in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, nearly four years after white supremacist protests over plans to remove it led to clashes in which a woman was run down by a car and killed. Shortly after the removal of the Lee statue, a statue of Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was also removed from its base in another city park. Onlookers who had gathered hours earlier cheered as the statues were loaded onto trucks and driven away. Statues honoring leaders of the pro-slavery Confederate side in the…

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