Remember when Baltimore literally took down all of its statues of Confederates in the middle of the night?
.@MayorPugh50 says crews worked from 11:30 pm to 5:30 am removing Baltimore's Confederate monuments. "We moved as quickly as we could."
— Luke Broadwater☀️ (@lukebroadwater) August 16, 2017
We’re now reading that Charlottesville City Council called an emergency council meeting to order at noon, and work crews arrived at the site of a statue of Lewis and Clark and Sacagawea soon after one and had the statue taken down by 2:30 p.m.
The emergency City Council meeting is underway with Alexandria Searles, of the Lewis and Clark Exploratory Center, which perviously expressed interest in taking the statue of Lewis, Clark and Sacajawea. https://t.co/VcOQjNvuLu pic.twitter.com/hX5jvpd1Nl
— ELLIOTTrobinson (@EXIT265C) July 10, 2021
JUST IN: The Lewis, Clark, and Sacagawea statue on West Main Street has been removed following an emergency city council meeting and unanimous vote to relocate it. https://t.co/EGZpaeATYw
— NBC29 (@NBC29) July 10, 2021
“The council had already voted to move the statue following discussion with Native American representatives, but it wasn’t going to be removed yet,” reports CBS 19. “This decision was reached Saturday because of the speed at which the contractor was able to remove the statues of Robert E. Lee and Thomas ‘Stonewall’ Jackson.”
— New York Post (@nypost) July 10, 2021
This was the subject of an emergency meeting? How long has the statue been up?
Destroying factual history doesn't change it. Children learn about the Lewis & Clark Expedition in school and these two explorers working together. Will we lie about this now ?
History is made of the good and the bad.
— Colin Ellison (@ColinEllison14) July 10, 2021
Everyone having fun in this cultural revolution we're going through
— Prince Charles (@deTalleyrand93) July 10, 2021
Sacagawea is my girl 😥 Why ?
— Old Spice 420 (@michaelmason510) July 10, 2021
Meanwhile they’re still giving out awards named after Margaret Sanger
— Carson Young (@Young_shots) July 10, 2021
That’s not the anti-racist message that they think it is.
— Nicole (Nitzchiah b’ Avigdor) Czarnecki, UMBC ‘13 (@Nickidewbear) July 10, 2021
— Ginny Gustafson (@GinnyGustafson8) July 10, 2021
Next on the WOKE hit list. pic.twitter.com/KDLHaoJVRa
— EzraPound (@Ezra1Pound) July 10, 2021
No, the Jefferson Memorial or the Washington Monument will be next.
Why are we ashamed of history?
— Andy Shifflette 🇺🇲 (@andyshifflette) July 10, 2021
Apparently the depiction of Sacajawea is offensive.
— Barricade (@Kyredwood) July 10, 2021
That’s why Black Lives Matters activists and others demanded that the Emancipation Monument in Washington been toppled; Lincoln was pictured lifting up a former slave from bondage, but it still looked racist. (Boston took down its monument last December because it was making people “uncomfortable”).
The left destroys but never builds.
— Leslie. Bigos (@witnesstoevents) July 10, 2021
They must destroy everything beautiful.
— Lark Ascending (@lark_ascent) July 10, 2021
When did America become so weak?
— Islingdale 🇬🇧🏴 (@wgf1976) July 10, 2021
In happier statue news:
Someone put red laser eyes on the Gandhi statue in San Francisco pic.twitter.com/HhBcFxxE5m
— It seems to be a lie, but it's not (@noincredible) June 28, 2021
Boston removes its Emancipation Memorial that was making residents and visitors ‘uncomfortable’ https://t.co/RJGLfrdECT
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 30, 2020