Confederate Statue Removed in Dallas

Crews have removed the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee at a park in Dallas.

A heavy-duty crane and bulldozer took down the statue at Lee Park Thursday afternoon.

On September 7th, the city council voted to remove the statue one week ago… but a U.S. district judge granted a temporary restraining order to stop the removal of the statue until a hearing could take place.

The next day, the city filed a response and a judge agreed the removal was allowed to continue.

The Sons of Confederate Veterans filed a counter complaint on Thursday prior to the scheduled removal in an attempt to receive a court injunction that would stop the work from continuing, but a judge did not intervene.

City officials say the statue will be taken to storage until officials decide what to do with it.