Crews Remove Statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee from Dallas Park

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.

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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.

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