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USA: Destruction of Confederate Monument in St. Louis starts02:27

USA: Destruction of Confederate Monument in St. Louis starts

United States, St. Louis
June 28, 2017 at 05:51 GMT -00:00 · Published

The removal of the Confederate Monument in Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri started to go ahead, Tuesday.

The 32-foot granite and bronze monument is one of the Confederate statues targeted for removal as cities across the US push to dismantle symbols from a time of slavery and racism.

"You can move the object, you can't change the history. You know there was a slave market not too far from here" said one St. Louis resident.

The Confederate Monument has stood in Forest Park for 103 years. In recent years, it was repeatedly vandalized with graffiti reading "End Racism" and "Black Lives Matter".

Workers expect the structure to be fully dismantled by Friday, June 30.

USA: Destruction of Confederate Monument in St. Louis starts02:27
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The removal of the Confederate Monument in Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri started to go ahead, Tuesday.

The 32-foot granite and bronze monument is one of the Confederate statues targeted for removal as cities across the US push to dismantle symbols from a time of slavery and racism.

"You can move the object, you can't change the history. You know there was a slave market not too far from here" said one St. Louis resident.

The Confederate Monument has stood in Forest Park for 103 years. In recent years, it was repeatedly vandalized with graffiti reading "End Racism" and "Black Lives Matter".

Workers expect the structure to be fully dismantled by Friday, June 30.

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