A crowd of several hundred people gathered Thursday night in Decatur, Georgia to watch the removal of a Confederate monument.
A large crane was moved into place and by 11:15 p.m. ET authorities were securing lines to the statue at the old DeKalb County Courthouse.
As workers readied the monument for removal the crowd could be heard applauding.
A light police presence was on the scene during the event.
The statue came down just before 11:30 p.m. as the crowd chanted "Take it down! Take it down!"