Several posts talk about removing a file or directory from GIT - but they don't go as far as explaining how to PUSH those changes into the main repository.
For example, this works just fine to remove the directory but when I try to PUSH this change to the main Git repo, I am denied:
! [rejected] master -> master (non-fast forward)
error: failed to push some refs to '/repo/project.git'
To prevent you from losing history, non-fast-forward updates were rejected
Merge the remote changes before pushing again. See the 'non-fast forward'
section of 'git push --help' for details.
When you remove something so aggressively, you rewrite history. Therefore, the upstream repository is rejecting your change because it would result in a loss of history. In this case, you will need to use
git push --force