Crews remove Confederate statue from San Antonio's Travis Park

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City crews remove Confederate statue from Travis Park in San Antonio, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. (KABB/WOAI)

SAN ANTONIO (KABB/WOAI) - City crews removed the statue of a Confederate soldier from Travis Park on Friday morning, about 13 hours after council members voted to relocate it. Two cannons at the foot of the statue were also removed.

The controversial removal was peaceful, although there was support in the community to leave it in place. A group of residents gathered on Wednesday night to protect the statue. Later, city crews placed a fence around Travis Park ahead of the council vote.

Council members voted in favor of donating the statue to a non-profit organization that may preserve the monument for educational purposes.