Baltimore removes all 4 Confederate statues Play

Baltimore removes all 4 Confederate statues

Per a unanimous vote by the Baltimore City Council the Robert E. Lee and amp; Stonewall Jackson Monument, the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument, the Confederate Womens Monument and the Roger B. Taney Monument were all taken down. This happened hours after President Trump reiterated that both sides were at fault during the Charlottesville, VA violence. Other cities such as Memphis, Tenn.; Lexington, Ky., Jacksonville, Fla. and Washington, D.C.are considering eliminating their own Confederate statues according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, over 700 Confederate monuments and statues remain on U.S. public land. Aug 16, 2017
Charlottesville: Ohio white supremacist charged with murder after car ramming kills woman Play

Charlottesville: Ohio white supremacist charged with murder after car ramming kills woman

One woman was killed when a white supremacist drove his car into a group of protesters. At least 19 others were injured in the incident during a protest against a large white supremacist rally. 20-year-old James Fields was arrested after fleeing the scene. He was charged with second degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding and failing to stop at an accident. The crash followed hours of violent clashes between white supremacists and counter-protesters. President Donald Trump was criticised for not directly denounce the violent far-right demonstrators. The white supremacists had gathered in Charlottesville to protest the removal of a Confederate generals statue. Aug 13, 2017