( CNN) Crews labor through the night Wednesday to move two Confederate statues from parks in Memphis, Tennessee, after municipality officials sold the country to a nonprofit.

The sale facilitated the statues’ removal, thanks to a brand-new metropolitan law guided to effectuate the process.

Crowds reaped outside Health Sciences Park as cranes hoisted the equestrian statue of Civil War general and Ku Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest from its pedestal. About 1.5 miles away, a same functioning was underway at the statue of Confederate leader Jefferson Davis in Memphis Park.

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