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Justin Timberlake: Confederate Monuments Must Come Down

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Published on July 7, 2020 - Duration: 00:33s

Justin Timberlake: Confederate Monuments Must Come Down

(CNN) Justin Timberlake has become the latest public figure to call for the removal of Confederate monuments across the US.

The musician and actor, who is from Tennessee, shared his thoughts regarding the monuments in an Instagram post on Monday.

"There are roughly 1,848 confederate statues of in the US," he wrote in his caption of the post, which featured a video by the American Civil Liberties Union about Confederate monuments.

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