PHOTOS: Richmond removes Monument Avenue statue honoring Confederate general J.E.B. Stuart

Hired crews removed a statue honoring Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart within four hours Tuesday morning. Photos by Andrew Ringle

Andrew Ringle, Executive Editor

The City of Richmond hired out-of-state crews to remove a statue of Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart on Monument Avenue Tuesday morning. The removal is one of 11 others planned by Mayor Levar Stoney and follows the removal of a statue honoring Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson on July 1.

Stuart Circle and sections of Monument Avenue were closed during the statue’s removal. Photo by Andrew Ringle
Cranes and trucks arrived at the statue before 8 a.m., parking outside the newly renamed Liberty Circle Apartments. Photo by Andrew Ringle
A sign in the median on Monument Avenue reexamines the history of the nearby Confederate memorial. Photo by Andrew Ringle
Crew members used cranes and trucks with license plates from Vermont and Connecticut to remove the statue, which has been covered in paint and graffiti. Photo by Andrew Ringle
An onlooker waves a Black Lives Matter Pride flag as the Confederate memorial is prepared for removal. Photo by Andrew Ringle
Hired crews removed a statue honoring Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart within four hours Tuesday morning. Photo by Andrew Ringle
The statue of J.E.B. Stuart is hauled from its base at around 10:45 a.m. Photo by Andrew Ringle

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