The city of Baltimore removed all four of its Confederate statues on Tuesday night and into the early morning Wednesday, according to The Baltimore Sun.

The Baltimore City Council on Monday approved a measure to remove the statues, and crews began work removing them at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night.

By 5:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, all four of the statues were removed, according to the city’s mayor, Catherine Pugh (D).

“It’s done,” Pugh told the Sun Wednesday morning. “They needed to come down. My concern is for the safety and security of our people. We moved as quickly as we could.”


The city’s decisions came in the wake of the deadly Charlottesville, Va., rally, where white supremacists and neo-Nazis marched to protest the planned removal of a Confederate statue from a city park. The event attracted counterprotesters and turned violent when a driver with alleged ties to the white supremacists rammed his car into a crowd of counterprotesters.

One woman died and at least a dozen people were injured in the rally.