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Lee statue in Richmond to come down as Floyd protests target other Confederate monuments

Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia plans to order the Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond to be removed, an administration official said on Wednesday, the same day Richmond’s mayor said he would propose removing additional Confederate monuments from the state capital.

Demonstrators in at least six cities have targeted symbols of the Confederacy in recent days after George Floyd was killed while Minneapolis police officers arrested him, marring some statues and monuments whose presence has long ignited controversy.

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