The dismantling process of the Confederate monument on Broad Street began in the evening hours of Aug. 10 and worked into the early morning hours of Aug. 11, 2020, in Athens, Georgia. While the removal was met with opposition before it began, the discussion was cleared and the opposers were escorted by a police officer away from the monument’s base. A small crowd gathered throughout the night with its members varying in opinions. The monument was separated into several smaller pieces and will be transported to a different location.
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As construction continues on Broad Street after the removal of the Confederate monument on Monday night, local government officials and the community are looking toward the steps that must come next.
Local activists with the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement held a rally on Aug. 20 and called for substantial policy change to protect Black lives in the city and on the UGA campus.