The mayor “decided it was time and ordered it be done overnight.”
Baltimore hasn't wasted any time removing its monuments to the Confederacy.
Just one day after the city council voted to immediately remove four Confederate statues in the city, social media posts showed crews taking the monuments down and carting them away in the middle of the night.
“Mayor Catherine Pugh announced earlier this week that the Confederate Monuments would be removed,” a spokesperson for the mayor's office told BuzzFeed News. “She decided it was time and ordered it be done overnight.”
In the early hours of Wednesday morning, journalists and activists started posting videos of city workers preparing to topple the Robert E. Lee and Thomas. J. “Stonewall” Jackson Monument in Baltimore's Wyman Dell Park.