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Crews dismantle remains of Jefferson Davis monument

Posted at 6:58 PM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 18:58:52-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Crews at the Jefferson Davis monument along Monument Avenue took down the remaining pieces of the statue on Wednesday after the centerpiece, a statue of Davis, was pulled down almost a month ago.

The crews removed the small statue of a female figure on top of the tall column as well as the two "flutings" on the rectangular columns on either side.

The woman symbolizes the vindication of the south in the eyes of God.

"Jefferson Davis was a racist and traitor who fled our city as his troops carried out orders to burn it to the ground. He never deserved to be up on that pedestal," Mayor Levar Stoney said when the statue was first pulled down by protesters.