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Confederate statues that are in the eye of the storm in US; see pics

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Fri August 18 2017, 5:51 pm
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    Top Democratic lawmakers led by former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have called for the removal of Confederate statues from the US Capitol. President Donald Trump had yesterday lamented the removal of monuments and statues of Confederate Generals across the US, saying it makes him "sad" to see the history and culture of America being ripped apart.

    In this photo workers use a crane to lift the monument dedicated to US Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney after it was was removed from outside Maryland State House, in Annapolis, Md. Maryland workers hauled several monuments away, days after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly. (AP Photo)

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    Lamenting the presence of such statues, Democratic leader Pelosi said, "There is no room for celebrating the violent bigotry of the men of the Confederacy in the hallowed halls of the United States Capitol or in places of honour across the country."

    In this photo municipal workers attempt to remove paint from a monument dedicated to Confederate soldier John B. Castleman that was vandalized late Saturday night in Louisville, Kentucky, US. (Reuters)

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    Pelosi said under the leadership of Democrats in the Congress, they have recognised more women and people of colour in Congress's collection of statues, including Rosa Parks, Sojourner Truth and Helen Keller.  

    In this photo damage done to the face of a statue of Confederate commander General Robert E. Lee is seen, at Duke University's Duke Chapel in Durham, North Carolina, US. (Reuters)

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    Pelosi called on House Speaker Paul Ryan to join the Democrats in supporting legislation to remove Confederate statues from the Capitol.

    In this photo a monument to Confederate General John Hunt Morgan stands encased in a protective scaffolding because of local construction, outside the Historic Lexington Courthouse in Lexington, Ky., US. (Reuters)

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    Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton called on House and Senate leaders to create a special committee in Congress to encourage States with statues of confederate figures to take advantage of a federal law that allows states to replace their statues for any reason. 

    In this photo a statue of a Confederate soldier nicknamed Silent Sam stands on the campus of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, US. (Reuters)

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    There are 12 Confederate statues in the Statuary Hall Collection from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. 

    In this photo a Sheriff's deputy stands near the toppled statue of a Confederate soldier in front of the old Durham County Courthouse in Durham, North Carolina, US. (Reuters)

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    Norton said that the special committee could help states follow in the footsteps of Alabama, which has already replaced one of its statues of a Confederate soldier with one of Helen Keller, and of Florida, which is working to replace its statue of a Confederate general with a more appropriate alternative. 

    Protesters gather below a monument dedicated to Confederate Major John B. Castleman while demanding that it be removed from the public square in Louisville, Ky., US. (Reuters)

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    Each of the 50 states has two statues that are representative of their home states, and the District of Columbia has one.

    Each of the 50 states has two statues that are representative of their home states, and the District of Columbia has one.

    In this photo, a statue of Jefferson Davis, second from left, president of the Confederate States from 1861 to 1865. is on display in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo)

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    There are at least 1,503 remaining symbols of the Confederacy in public spaces, including 109 public schools named after prominent Confederates, many with large African-American student populations; more than 700 Confederate monuments and statues on public property throughout the country, the vast majority in the South that include 96 monuments in Virginia, 90 in Georgia, and 90 in North Carolina.

    In this photo a monument inscribed "To the North Carolina Women of the Confederacy" is seen on the grounds of the old State Capitol in Raleigh, N.C. The 7-foot-tall monument of a woman and young boy is made of bronze and granite, and it was dedicated in 1914. (AP Photo)

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    Additionally, there are 17 US military bases named in honour of Confederate military leaders.

    In this photo shows the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that stands in the middle of a traffic circle on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo)

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