Baltimore’s Confederate Statues Removed Overnight Operation

Baltimores Confederate Statues Removed Overnight OperationAuthorities in Baltimore removed Confederate statues throughout the city early Wednesday morning, only a few days after the similar removal of monuments in Virginia sparked days of protests and violence. Just after midnight on Wednesday, a group of police officers and a crane made their way through public squares and city parks, tearing down the monuments and carrying them out of town. The small crowds that did appear were β€œcelebratory,” said Baynard Woods, the editor at large of The Baltimore City Paper. β€œThe police are being cheerful and encouraging people to take photos and selfies,” Woods said.