CULLMAN, Ala. – As protests and riots sweep the nation in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the city of Birmingham saw residents take it upon themselves to try to take down the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Linn Park Sunday night. During the protests, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin approached the crowd and announced that he would finish the job they started if they would leave peacefully, and the crowd agreed to give the city until noon June 2. Despite a large number of protestors staying in the area to pull down the statue of Charles Linn, the Confederate veteran for whom the park is named, the City honored the promise and called in a demolition crew to remove the monument Monday evening.
While Woodfin did not identify the company hired to perform the demolition, an eagle-eyed Twitter user posted a photo of crews from Cullman-based company Britt Demolition at the site and tagged WBRC Fox 6 News in Birmingham. Crew members appeared to be preparing to cover the company logo on their vehicle. WBRC’s Cassie Fambro tweeted the image with the text, “These crews are covering up their logos near the Linn Park Confederate statue. They’re a demolition team from Cullman.” The tweet has since been deleted.