Confederate Statue Dismantled and Removed From Indianapolis Park

A monument to fallen Confederate soldiers in the American Civil War was removed from a public park in Indianapolis, Indiana, on June 8.

According to local reports, the statue was moved to the park to increase its visibility in 1928 by public officials who were active Klu Klux Klan members. The statue was originally commissioned to be built at Greenlawn Cemetery in 1912.

The city had reportedly approved a measure in 2017 to remove the statue once funding was secured. The removal came as anti-racism protests were held across the United States in response to the police-involved death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, with several Confederate statues torn down in the wake of the rallies. Credit: Donny Jones via Storyful