BECK: Boston votes to remove statue of Lincoln with emancipated slave

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Photo credit AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
By KNSS Radio

The Boston Art Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to remove a statue commemorating Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, which ended slavery.

The statue, erected in 1879, was the focus of criticism in the wake of protests after the death of George Floyd while in police custody. Some protests had turned violent and targeted statues and monuments considered racist.

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