The FBI said that the 43-year-old opened fire while they were executing an arrest warrant for a federal weapons offense.
The local governing council voted to ignore complaints and leave the monument standing hardly two weeks ago.
The large network of the anti-government movement, deemed a national security threat, has exploded on the platform since February.
From Paris to Raleigh to New York, the global reckoning with white supremacy is bringing a lot more statues down.
The states themselves pick the statues, with each state getting two in the Capitol.
OutKast's André 3000 and Big Boi have been longtime nominees, but other suggestions span from Dolly Parton to Oderus Urungus of GWAR.
The suspected homicide in Oakland was originally framed as evidence of escalating lawlessness in conjunction with the widespread protests.
The 1939 classic film's "racist depictions were wrong then and are wrong today," an HBO Max spokesperson said.
Nichole Williams posted a photo of herself on Facebook with a patch that reads "Ride with Forrest," a reference to an early leader of the KKK.
In one of his 40-odd tweets of the day, he warned of "Civil War-like fracture" if he's impeached, quoting a Southern Baptist preacher with a history of anti-Semitic and anti-Islam remarks.
"I signed the [proclamation] because the law requires that I do that and I haven’t looked at changing that law," said Gov. Bill Lee