Nearly 100 Confederate Monuments Removed In 2020, Report Says; More Than 700 Remain

Crews attach straps in July to the statue of Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart in Richmond, Va. The statue was one of several that were removed by the city in 2020 following nationwide protests against systemic racism.

An annual survey by the Southern Poverty Law Center found that 168 Confederate symbols, 94 of them monuments, came down across the country, virtually all in the aftermath of George Floyd’s killing.

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