The city of Baltimore did not come to play with ya'll. Last night city contractors removed Confederate statues from their bases, loaded them onto flat bed trucks, and drove them away. They started at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night and by 5:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, they were gone. The decision to remove the monuments overnight was made by Mayor Catherine Pugh who sought to avoid violent conflicts over their removal the one in Charlottesville. The mayor watched in person as the four statues were taken down. “It’s done,” Pugh told the Baltimore Sun on Wednesday morning. “They needed to come down. My concern is for the safety and security of our people. We moved as quickly as we could.”

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After a year of back-and-forth, the Baltimore City Council passed a unanimous resolution to remove them following deadly events spurred by white supremacist gathered in Charlottesville on Saturday. The city is still undecided on what to do with the monuments now that they’ve been removed. The most important thing to Mayor Pugh was keeping her city safe. “I did not want to endanger people in my own city,” she said. “I had begun discussions with contractors and so forth about how long it would take to remove them. I am a responsible person, so we moved as quickly as we could.“

Come through Mayor Pugh. Black women are undefeated out here!

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