MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Mon, 29 Nov 2021 12:39:17 +0000 Only pedestal remains with Lee statue gone http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/7c836d3e0cda4fa0b2c6ad2ff87c84f5 The statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was taken down last week in Richmond, Virginia; now all that remains is the massive pedestal. (Sept. 15) 7c836d3e0cda4fa0b2c6ad2ff87c84f5 Wed, 15 Sep 2021 16:53:22 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:++MUTE AT SOURCE++ASSOCIATED PRESSRichmond, Virginia - 14 September 20211. Various aerials over the pedestal where the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee once stoodANNOTATION: An enormous statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee was hoisted off a pedestal in the former capital of the Confederacy last week and carted off to storage.ANNOTATION: Gov. Ralph Northam ordered the removal of the statue after protests erupted in Richmond and nationwide over the police killing of George Floyd.ANNOTATION: Activists across generations celebrated the development but said work remains to address systemic societal inequities.ANNOTATION: Many saw the statue as an offensive glorification of efforts to preserve slavery. Others argued its removal amounted to erasing history. STORYLINE:In Virginia's capital, the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was taken down last week and all that remains is the massive pedestal.It was demonstrations last year over racism and police brutality nationwide — including in Richmond — following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis that led Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to order the removal of the enormous Lee statue. The statue was taken down Sept. 8, 2021, almost a week after the Virginia Supreme Court cleared the way with a decision involving litigation that had blocked the removal. ===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. The statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was taken down last week in Richmond, Virginia; now all that remains is the massive pedestal. (Sept. 15) Only pedestal remains with Lee statue gone