The city of New Orleans removed a statue of Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard that had been in place for 102 years, in an unannounced nighttime operation designed to catch protesters and counter-protesters off guard.
The statue is the third of four monuments in the city that has been slated for removal, the product of a city council vote in 2015. The statue was removed early Wednesday morning by workers wearing masks to conceal their identities.
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