NOW — Crowd cheers as Confederate statue of General Robert E. Lee gets removed in Charlottesville.

VIDEOKINGS — The city of Charlottesville, Va., has taken down a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee, marking the end of a years-long effort to have it removed.

Videos shared to social media showed the statue being hoisted off its stone base Saturday morning, with some in the crowd cheering as it was removed from the pedestal. Moore cheering is heard when the truck carrying the statue drove away.

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