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Statues recovered after being torn down by demonstrators overnight

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Forward Statue pulled down
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The Forward Statue pulled down from the front of the state Capitol in Madison following a night of unrest. in June.
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The Hans Christian Heg statue is lying headless in lake Monona

MADISON (WKOW) -- A Madison city alder says crews recovered two statues that were torn down by demonstrators overnight during unrest downtown.

The Forward statue was ripped from its footing -- as was the statue of Col. Hans Christian Heg, who fought for the Union during Civil War and was active in the Anti-Slavery movement.

The Forward statue laid in the street -- while the statue of Col. Heg was thrown into Lake Monona.

While the Forward statue was recovered intact -- the statue of Col. Heg was fished from the lake -- but its head has yet to be located.

Ben Coplin

Producer, Wake Up Wisconsin

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