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Following several weeks of debate and delay, the city of Dallas, TX, has removed a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from an eponymously named city park on Thursday. Guarded by heavily armed police officers, a crew assisted as a crane removed the statue from its pedestal and onto a flatbed truck. Both Lee’s statue and the anonymous Confederate solider flanking his were taken down.

Watching the statues’ final moments is truly a stunning sight:

And here’s a shot of both statues leaving the park hitched to the back of a truck:

Removal of the memorial, which was dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936, was approved by Dallas’ City Council at the beginning of September, but a series of delays impeded its relocation. As reported by the Associated Press, a naval air station owned by the city will house the statue until officials determine its future.

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Dallas joins several cities across the U.S. that have decided to remove their Confederate monuments — and, in some cases, activists have literally taken matters into their own hands, removing the statues themselves.

Sayonara, on to the next.