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Jefferson Davis statue torn down in Richmond, Virginia


J. Scott Applewhite – Associated Press

Paint and protest graffiti covers the Jefferson Davis Memorial in Richmond, Va., Sunday, June 7, 2020, following a week of unrest in the U.S. against police brutality and racism in policing. Jefferson Davis was the president of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War.

RICHMOND, Va. - A statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis was torn down along Richmond, Virginia's famed Monument Avenue on Wednesday night by protesters.

The statue in the former capital of the Confederacy was toppled shortly before 11 p.m. and was on the ground in the middle of an intersection, news outlets reported.

Richmond police were on the scene.


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