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While Confederate statues come down, other symbols targeted

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Published: Jun. 21, 2020 at 9:03 PM EDT
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -

Spectators in North Carolina’s capital cheered Sunday morning as work crews finished the job started by protesters Friday night and removed a Confederate statue from the top of a 75-foot monument.

Work crews acting on the order of Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper removed the statue Sunday morning and began taking down the obelisk on which it stood.

Sunday’s work follows the removal of two other Confederate statues on the state Capitol grounds in Raleigh on Saturday.

Cooper ordered the statues removed after protesters toppled two other Confederate statues Friday night.

Meanwhile, in Baltimore, a monument to George Washington was defaced with red paint.

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