Charlottesville Confederate statue, relocated to a battlefield in Virginia.
Crews have removed a statue of an unnamed Confederate soldier that stood outside a courthouse in Charlottesville, Virginia, near the site of a white nationalist rally in 2017.
The statue is set to be relocated to a historic battlefield.
Forgoing an in-person ceremony because of the coronavirus pandemic, Albemarle County livestreamed the removal on Facebook Saturday as workers used saws and cranes to move the “At Ready” monument.
Onlookers were seen on video standing behind barriers and watching as workers began to take down the life-size bronze likeness of a Confederate soldier holding a rifle flanked by cannons and cannonballs, which was erected in 1909.
The Board of Supervisors voted in August to remove the statue from outside the Albemarle County courthouse.