Confederate statue pulled down by protestors in Richmond, Virginia

The statue of Confederate Gen. Williams Carter Wickham had been in the park since 1891.

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Virginia flag and American flag in 2019
Virginia flag and American flag in 2019
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Updated: June 7, 2020 - 2:50pm

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Protestors in Virginia on Saturday night knocked over a Confederate statue.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that protestors yanked the statue of Confederate Gen. Williams Carter Wickham off of its pedestal.

The statue, which had been in Richmond, Virginia's Monroe Park since 1891, has been removed from the park since being toppled, according to the outlet. 

After the statue fell, someone urinated on the monument and then fled, the news outlet reported.

As protests have erupted across the nation following the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minnesota, some people have engaged in peaceful demonstrations, and some have looted and set fires. 

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