A statue of Confederate Gen. Williams Carter Wickham in Richmond, Va., was toppled June 6 by a small group of protesters. (Screen grab from video courtesy of WWBT-TV)
A statue of Confederate Gen. Williams Carter Wickham in Richmond, Va., was toppled June 6 by a small group of protesters. (Screen grab from video courtesy of WWBT-TV)

A statue of a Confederate general in Richmond, Va., was toppled late Saturday by a small group of protesters who also defaced the sculpture with red paint.

The statue of Gen. Williams Carter Wickham, which has stood since 1891, was pulled from its pedestal in Monroe Park, said a Richmond Police spokesperson, who added that she didn’t know if any arrests had been made.

Reports also state that someone urinated on the statue after it was pulled down.

The dismantlement came amid several days of peaceful demonstrations along Monument Avenue, where Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has called for the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue.

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