Richmond, Virginia: A statue of Jefferson Davis has been torn down along Richmond, Virginia’s famed Monument Avenue by protesters.
Davis, from Mississippi, was president of the Confederate States of America for the duration of the American Civil War.
The statue was toppled shortly before 11pm on Wednesday (US time) and was on the ground in the middle of an intersection, news outlets reported. Richmond police were on the scene.
About 130 kilometres away, in Portsmouth, protesters beheaded and then pulled down four statues that were part of a Confederate monument on Wednesday, according to media outlets.