Breaking: Judge Rules Tarps Must Be Removed

posted by Steve Knupp -

After being removed several times recently only to be replaced by Cville Parks and Rec employees, a Charlottesville judge has ruled that the tarps covering statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson must be removed. 

The tarps were installed by the city after deadly violence at the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville on August 12, 2017, leading to the deaths of Heather Heyer and two Virginia State Police troopers.

Covering the Confederate statues was the initial focus of the rally in August, as the city had voted to move the Lee Statute - that in turn drew backlash.

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