AP, September 15, 2017
Crews have removed a statue of Robert E. Lee from a pedestal and carted it away from a Dallas park named for the Confederate general.
In an unannounced but expected move, a large crane was brought through the city by a police escort to Lee Park.
The Dallas City Council voted Sept. 6 to remove the statue but was met with a series of delays, including a brief court stay obtained by a pro-Confederacy group and a collision last Sunday between a semitrailer and a crane assigned to remove the statue. The driver of the semitrailer was killed in the crash.