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Confederate statues taken down overnight in Baltimore

All four of the Confederate statues in Baltimore were taken down during the night. (Photo, WBFF) 

All four Confederate statues were taken down overnight in Baltimore.

The Robert E. Lee and "Stonewall" Jackson statue in Wyman Park, the Roger B. Taney statue in Mount Vernon, the Confederate Women’s Monument in Bishop Park and the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Mount Royal Avenue were all removed between 12:00 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh was reportedly out overseeing the removal during the early morning hours and spoke in a press conference later on:

Crews and private contractors were brought in for the removals.

The Lee and Jackson statue could be seen getting hoisted onto the back of a flatbed truck.

A seven member commission was put together by former Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake in 2016 that proposed the removal of the Lee and Jackson statue as well as the Taney statue, according to WBFF.

The platform where the Lee and Jackson statues stood has since been covered in writing, including the statements "Terrorists" and "Black Lives Matter."

There has been no official statement on where the statues will be moved to. There is speculation that some of them could be moved to a Confederate cemetery.

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