Close Robert E. Lee statue removed from 60-foot column shortly after 6 p.m. The statue of Robert E. Lee was removed almost 11 hours after work began early Friday. WWL 6:46 PM. CDT May 19, 2017 TRENDING VIDEOS City workers enter car, move it around the block Trial begin in Destrehan teacher sex case Landrieu: Other monuments to come down 'sooner rather than later' What was there before the Confederate monuments? Man defends names on Liberty Monument Tempers flare at removal of Liberty Place monument Fairgrounds getting ready for Jazz Fest, rain or shine Six teen boys killed in one afternoon in Fulton County Promposal brings school together Little know about donor, statues' future More Stories 'Memorial Day: Not Just Another Day' | Essay by… May 29, 2017, 6:20 a.m. NOFD battles a two-alarm fire in Freret neighborhood May 29, 2017, 7:32 a.m. Lincoln County Sheriff: a lot of people lost loved… May 28, 2017, 9:47 a.m.