Another Confederate monument removed in Baltimore as post-Charlottesville crackdown continues

Confederate monument removed in Maryland in ongoing nationwide crackdown

The statue in Ellicott City was taken away over the course of the night (Credit: Twitter @VanessaWBAL)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

A new Confederate monument was removed overnight in Maryland as the drive to remove the statues continues after Charlottesville.

The memorial, located outside the courthouse in Ellicott City, Baltimore, was taken from its place and is set to be brought to a museum.

The motion to remove the plaque was ordered by the local county executive Allan H. Kittleman after a historic review was completed. 

The decision is the latest in a series of removals of Confederate monuments across the United States. 

Last week, a number of statues in Baltimore - like a bust of Robert E. Lee and Thomas Stonewall - were taken from their positions to be moved to numerous places including a Confederate graveyard. 

The calls to remove the statues were renewed in the wake of the incident in Charlottesville, where one woman died after a car was rammed into anti-fascists protesting a far-right rally.