Baltimore Bloc

Baltimore's Confederate and white supremacist monuments removed by city overnight

Baltimore's Confederate and white supremacist monuments removed by city overnight

Overnight, all four of Baltimore's monuments connected to the Confederacy and white supremacy were swiftly taken down. First, the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Mount Royal Avenue (recently splattered with red paint and tagged with "Fuck Trump") and the Roger B. Taney Monument in Mount Vernon, then the Lee-Jackson Monument in Wyman Park Dell (the site of an anti-racism rally on Sunday night) and finally, the Confederate Women's Monument on West University Parkway.

Word of the low-key removal quickly spread thanks to activist group Baltimore Bloc, and a crowd gathered quickly at Wyman Park Dell—a mix of activists, punks, reporters, and hey, even brilliant...

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