DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – All the statues of the Confederate monument at Pioneer Park in Dallas have now been removed.
The city got the green light earlier this month to remove the monument after an appeals court dissolved an order from Oct. 10, 2019 that had barred its removal.READ MORE: Texas Lottery Warns Against Giving Tickets To Children As Gifts; Could Encourage Problem Gambling
The process began after the city asked the Supreme Court of Texas to overturn that order as officials were concerned about planned protests centered around the monument. This came as protests with hundreds of participants were occurring on a daily basis after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.READ MORE: Most Popular Dog And Cat Names Of 2021: Is Your Pet's Name On The List?
Various Confederate monuments throughout the U.S. have been vandalized and even taken down by protesters. Dallas officials were concerned the same could happen in the city.MORE NEWS: McKinney, Texas Man Addison Mays Sentenced To 40 Years For Continuous Sexual Abuse Of A Child
Crews began removing parts of the monument earlier this week. On Wednesday, the last statue in the middle was removed.