Work to remove the last pieces of a Confederate memorial in Pioneer Park in Dallas, Texas, took place on the morning of Wednesday, June 24, according to reports.
The memorial, a 65-foot obelisk that included statues of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Gens. Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Albert Sidney Johnston, was erected in 1961. The removal of those historical figures took place on Monday, the Dallas Morning News reported. The statue of a soldier at the top of the monument was the last piece to go.
The Dallas City Council voted in February 2019 to remove the monument, though the process was delayed due to a lawsuit opposing its removal. On June 13, Texas’ Fifth District Court of Appeals ruled that the city could proceed with dismantling the memorial, according to local media.
This video shows a crew working to remove the soldier atop the memorial on Wednesday morning. Credit: UpnUp News via Storyful