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>> The University of Texas at Austin removing four statues of figures tied to the Confederacy late Sunday night. The school joining a wave of institutions, towns and cities taking down monuments to the pro slavery side of the American Civil War. The push coming after white supremacists in Charlottesville rallied around a statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee last week.
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One person was killed when a suspected white nationalist rammed his car into a crowd of anti-racist demonstrators. President Donald Trump condemned the neo-Nazi, but sympathized with those who wanted to maintain symbols of the Confederacy.>> You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down of, to them, a very, very important statue and then renaming of a park from Robert E Lee to another name.
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>> Those remarks, along with the President's assertion that both white supremacists and the demonstrators were to blame for the violence fueling further calls to take pro-slavery images down. In a statement, UT Austin's President saying, these events make it clear, now more than ever, that Confederate monuments have become symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism.
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Bystanders on the campus engaged in a heated argument about the subject and police stood ready. In Atlanta on Saturday, a verbal argument over a monument to soldiers who fought for the South.>> Only heroes get a statue and a monument, so what is that to be proud of?
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>> Why are you standing here trying to say that you wanna take history away from America?>> A crowd gathered and police moved in. In Franklin, Ohio, a group protested over the weekend after the city took down a monument to Robert E Lee.>> That monument was part of our history.
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It's not a white thing, it's not a black thing, it's not a Mexican thing, it's a history thing. It should have not been removed.>> A local NAACP chapter in Texas on Sunday applauding the decision by the Six Flags Amusement park to no longer fly the stars and bars.
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>> We must commend them.>> Some sites have been vandalized, such as this monument to the Daughters of the Confederacy in Kansas City. Duke University removing a statue of Robert E Lee on Saturday, after it was defaced last week.