In the widespread protests that followed the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police on May 25, statues and memorials to Confederate soldiers and generals were vandalized or torn down. Some of the many statues to Christopher Columbus were targeted as well, as voices rose against historic and systemic racism and oppression. State and local governments then began acting to remove even more Confederate statues from public places. Collected below, images of just some of the dozens of statues that have been toppled, defaced, or slated for removal across the U.S. over the past month.
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