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University Of Texas Removes Confederate Statues Late Sunday Night

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Late Sunday night, work crews removed four statues from a main mall on the University of Texas campus in Austin, three of them Confederate leaders and the fourth a former Texas governor. UT Austin President Greg Fenves said the three Confederate statues — two generals, Robert E. Lee and Albert Sidney Johnston, and Confederate postmaster general John Reagan — “run counter to the university’s core values.” The events in Charlottesville last weekend, he added, “make it clear, now more than ever, that Confederate monuments have become symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism.”

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