Confederate monument taken down, moved to cemetery

Posted at 2:55 PM, Jun 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-20 14:55:36-04

 ORLANDO, FL (CNN) - Crews disassembled and removed a Confederate statue from Lake Eola Park in Orlando on Tuesday morning.

The 106-year-old statue has been called a symbol of slavery by critics and has been at the center of debate for years.

It’s being moved to Greenwood Cemetery, in a special section set aside for Confederate veterans.

The nine-ton monument was taken apart early Tuesday morning and placed on a truck by city workers to move to its new location.

"Johnny Reb" was seen by many as a monument to slavery and white supremacy, and controversy surrounded the decision to take it down. 

There were no signs of discord on Tuesday as the workers did their job.

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