SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A controversial 19th century statue in San Francisco's Civic Center has been removed.
City crews loaded the "Early Days" sculpture onto a truck early Friday morning and hauled it away.
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The statue showed a Native American man at the feet of a conquering Spanish cowboy and a Catholic missionary.
Some people called the statue racist and demeaning.
On Wednesday, the city board of appeals voted to remove it.
Controversial 19th century statue removed from San Francisco's Civic Center