Baltimore mayor says she wanted to remove Confederate statues ‘quickly and quietly’

Baltimore's mayor said she wanted to move “quickly and quietly” after officials approved a plan to remove four Confederate statues Monday night, a decision that came amid a national furor over a violent white nationalist gathering in Virginia organized to protest the removal of a Confederate statue there.

Baltimore takes down four Confederate statues overnight

Four Baltimore statues linked to the Confederacy were removed from their resting places early Wednesday, just a day after city officials approved a plan for the monuments' immediate “destruction” -- and coming amid a national furor over a violent white nationalist gathering in Virginia organized to protest the removal of a Confederate Statue there.