BIRMINGHAM STARTS WORK TO REMOVE CONFEDERATE MONUMENT

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By JAY REEVES and KIM CHANDLER
Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala, (AP) – Alabama’s largest city is under a curfew and crews hired by the city are removing a Confederate monument a day after demonstrators smashed windows, robbed shops and set fires following a peaceful protest against the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.

Mayor Randall Woodfin appealed for calm Monday.

A city-wide curfew was called for 7 p.m., and work to take down the Confederate obelisk began soon after.

Woodfin says he also requested assistance from state police. The unrest began Sunday after a demonstration against police brutality.

Police say two dozen people were arrested, and two members of the media were injured in attacks.

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6/1/2020 11:07:17 PM (GMT -5:00)

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