22 Richmond removes Confederate Matthew Maury Statue
Following yesterday's order by Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney to remove all Confederate Statues immediately, a second Confederate figure was removed. The statue of Matthew Maury, a Confederate Naval officer, was removed this morning along with statues of two cannons. The statue had been in place since 1929. On Wednesday, a statue of Stonewall Jackson had also been removed.
"All of them got to go," said one armed Black Lives Matter activist at the scene, who says the statues are a tool of segregation.