More than a century and a half after the resolution of the American Civil War, leftists enraged by the presidency of Donald Trump have decided it isn’t over, and are attempting to erase all monuments to Confederate figures from the American landscape.
The latest aggravating factor have been marches and riots supposedly protesting the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, in police custody, in May, reports MailOnline.
Confederate monuments have been removed or defaced in Southern states including Alabama, South Carolina, and Virginia during often violent, Antifa-driven, media-inflamed protests sweeping the country.
On May 2 a bronze statue of a Confederate soldier was taken down in Old Town Alexandria, Va. by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, who feared it would be vandalized by demonstrators. Erected in 1889 to aid in healing from the Civil War, the statue had remained standing until this week.
Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson tweeted photos of the statue removal saying: “Alexandria, like all great cities, is constantly changing and evolving,” only in this case evolving back into the war footing of 1863.
On May 1 a 115-year-old Confederate Soldiers and Sailors monument in Birmingham, Alabama was taken from its pedestal after it became a focal point in protests against alleged police brutality.
The statue had been heavily defaced and covered in graffiti in protests in the city this past week. Now all that’s left are the graffitied words “Black Lives Matter.”
Last week a crowd of protesters decrying police brutality toppled a statue of Confederate Navy captain Charles Linn in a park named after him in Birmingham, Ala.
In Montgomery, Ala. a statue of General Robert E. Lee, who commanded Confederate forces in the Civil War, was toppled on May 1. Four people were charged with criminal mischief.