General Robert E. Lee

Flashpoint US statue of General Robert E. Lee removed in Richmond

Flashpoint US statue of General Robert E. Lee removed in Richmond

  • Erected in 1890, the imposing figure of General Robert E. Lee mounted on a horse dominated Richmond’s Monument Avenue
  • It became a focal point for protests following the May 2020 death of George Floyd, a black man who was murdered by a white police officer in Minnesota
By AFP ·