Charlottesville Removes Confederate Statue of Robert E. Lee
Published Date: 7/10/2021
Source: Bloomberg Quicktake: Now
Nearly four years after a deadly white supremacist rally rocked Charlottesville, Virginia, one of the Confederate statues that helped spark the conflict has been taken down. Workers chiseled away at the bolts holding the equestrian statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee and hoisted him off his stone pedestal. Several hundred people cheered as a crane swung the bronze sculpture onto a waiting flatbed truck. "It feels like we won. Feels like they lost," said Daryle LeMont Jenkins, who drove down from New Jersey for the 2017 events, during which peaceful counterprotester Heather Heyer was run down and killed by a white supremacist. The most recent removal push focused on the Lee monument began in 2016, thanks in part to a petition started by a Black high school student, Zyahna Bryant. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: Bloomberg Quicktake brings you live global news and original shows spanning business, technology, politics and culture. Make sense of the stories changing your business and your world. To watch complete coverage on Bloomberg Quicktake 24/7, visit, or watch on Apple TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Fire TV and Android TV on the Bloomberg app. Have a story to tell? Fill out this survey for a chance to have it featured on Bloomberg Quicktake: Connect with us on… YouTube: Breaking News on YouTube: Twitter: Facebook: Instagram: