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The University Of Texas Removes Confederate Monuments!

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Skipping the rally this time.

President Greg Fenves of the University of Texas in Austin has ordered the immediate removal of confederate monuments from the main area of campus, citing that such statutes have become "symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism."

Fenves made the announcement late Sunday night as crews were in place to remove the statues of confederate leaders — including Robert E. Lee — by mid-morning on Monday. A spokesperson said the school also blocked off the area during the process.

Though the controversial statues will no longer be perched near the campus clock tower, they aren't total history.

Related: Six Flags Over Texas Removes Confederate Flag Amid Backlash!

Fenves noted the statues of Lee, Confederate Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston, and Confederate Postmaster General John H. Reagan will now be moved to a campus

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