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Tue Aug 15, 2017, 10:16 PM

Baltimore councilmembers pass resolution to deconstruct Confederate monuments; two monuments defaced

Councilman Brandon Scott announced on Twitter Sunday night that he would introduce a resolution at tonight's City Council meeting calling for the "destruction" of Confederate monuments in Baltimore City.

And tonight, the resolution passed unanimously (with one major adjustment: the "deconstruction" not the "destruction" of the monuments). When Scott introduced the resolution, he was cheered from the gallery.

Also today, Mayor Pugh pledged to remove the monuments and began looking into the cost (Meanwhile, in Durham tonight, activists pulled a Confederate monument down themselves).

Scott's announcement came a day after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia descended into street fights with anti-fascist protesters, ending with one white nationalist plowing his car into a crowd of anti-fascist protesters, killing one protester and injuring 19.

Read more: http://www.citypaper.com/blogs/the-news-hole/bcpnews-councilmembers-move-to-destroy-confederate-monuments-hundreds-rally-in-solidarity-with-charlottesvill-20170813-story.html

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