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Baltimore removes Confederate monuments

BALTIMORE — Crews removed Baltimore’s Confederate statues early Wednesday, days after the deadly unrest in Charlottesville, Va., instigated by white nationalists rallying to defend a downtown Confederate monument. The quiet and sudden removal of four monuments, with little fanfare and no advance notice, marks an attempt by the city to avoid a long, bruising conflict that has embroiled Charlottesville and other communities rethinking how they honor figures who fought to preserve slavery. Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh announced Monday she was in talks with contractors to haul away the statues, and the City Council approved a removal plan that night.

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