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Confederate monuments taken down in Baltimore overnight

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Crews in Baltimore worked overnight to remove four Confederate statues.  Following city council approved on Monday evening, Mayor Catherine Pugh ordered their removal out of concern for the safety and security of the people of Baltimore. Historically, Maryland sided with the Union in the Civil War, 22,000 of its residents fought for the Confederacy. Statues of Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson,  monuments to the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors and the Roger B. Taney Monument were removed.