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New Orleans Prepares To Take Down Statue Of Gen. Robert E. Lee

The statue in Lee Circle is the last of four Confederate-era monuments that the city pledged to remove amid a swirl of controversy.

Crowds gathered behind barricades in New Orleans on Friday to watch as workers began the hours-long process of removing a towering statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee.

It is the last

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