Albert Pike statue removal

The statue of Albert Pike is the only outdoor statue of a Confederate General in D.C. Protestors during the Black Lives Matter protests took the statue down on the night of Juneteenth (June 19th). These photos are from when the Park Service removed the statue the following morning. D.C. had sought to remove the statue for many years, but since it was on Federal property, it would have required a vote of Congress for removal, which did not happen.

Base of the statue, still upright after the figure of Albert Pike had been torn down.

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