Now, numerous other cities are considering removing their own Confederate monuments.
A commission appointed by former Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake recommended removing two of four Confederate-era monuments. Councilman Brandon Scott told the Sun that he would introduce a resolution at Monday's Council meeting demanding removal.
"It's the appropriate time to remove it", he said.
On Monday, Pugh told The Sun that it was her "intention to move forward with the removal of the statues" and said she was frustrated that Rawlings-Blake left the work undone, especially considering she had held on to a recommendation to remove two statues for nearly a year.
"I am taking action to relocate the Confederate statues".
In the press release, Pugh also notes that she reached out to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to learn about the Big Easy's process and costs - which totaled $2.1 million for the removal of their four monuments.
The protest was originally in response to Charlottesville officials deciding to remove a Robert E. Lee Confederate statue from a local park - and it quickly turned chaotic and violent when they were met with counter-protesters.
It is unclear when the two met, although Landrieu hosted Pugh during Essence Festival last month.
Charm City now houses four statues: the Confederate Soldiers and Sailor Monument on Mount Royal Avenue, the Confederate Women's Monument on West University Parkway, the Roger B. Taney Monument on Mount Vernon Place, and the Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. Two on the side of the union and one for the confederacy.
Busch sits on the Maryland State House Trust, which would have to vote on the monument's removal.