"Charleston is a place that we want to be proud of. It is a place where people should feel welcome, regardless of the color of their skin, their gender, religion, creed, or their sexual orientation." Watch as the Calhoun statue is removed from Marion Square. 📹 by @Gavin_McI
WATCH: Crews took down a John C. Calhoun statue from Charleston’s Marion Square. Calhoun was a U.S. vice president and defended slavery
As equipment continues to be brought in, a crowd is gathering. This woman has been in Marion Square for several hours, protesting against the statue removal and opining on other issues.
JUST IN: Charleston City Council has officially voted to remove the Calhoun Monument from Marion Square. The vote was unanimous.