Virginia governor to announce removal of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee statue

Virginia governor to announce removal of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee statue

6/4/2020 1:33:00 AM

Virginia governor to announce removal of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee statue

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans Thursday for the removal of an iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

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AdvertisementConfederate memorials began coming down after a white supremacist killed nine black people at a Bible study in a church in South Carolina in 2015 and then again after a violent rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville in 2017.The Lee monument was erected in 1890, 25 years after the end of the Civil War.

Also on Wednesday, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney announced plans to remove the other Confederate monuments along Monument Avenue, which include statues of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Confederate Gens. Stonewall Jackson and J.E.B. Stuart. Those statues sit on city land, unlike the Lee statue, which is on state property.

Stoney said he would introduce an ordinance July 1 to have the statues removed. That’s when a new law goes into effect, which was signed earlier this year by Northam, that undoes an existing state law protecting Confederate monuments and instead lets local governments decide their fate.

Advertisement“I appreciate the recommendations of the Monument Avenue Commission — those were the appropriate recommendations at the time. But times have changed, and removing these statues will allow the healing process to begin for so many black Richmonders and Virginians,” Stoney said. “Richmond is no longer the capital of the Confederacy — it is filled with diversity and love for all — and we need to demonstrate that.”

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This makes me so happy. richmond VIRGINIA progress Good fucking riddance ! Why remove his statue he is part of history Good....racist should not have monuments Never should have been up in the first place m0vemebrightly Good! Recolonize the South. This is historic, we have a bunch of beta male running this country!

Glad that Virginia has decided to join the rest of us to this century Pages from an 1895 US History book used in Oklahoma Territory before statehood. . Note second page, during the time this book was publish the leaders of the South referred to as traitors. Oh shit, how am I going to know who lost the war

So proud of Virginia! History doesn’t conform to modern ideas of political correctness -so must we destroy everything? Melt it down and inject this directly into my veins. EricHaywood Cool, keep that going. Take every single one of those racist statues down. Only racist yt ppl have standing statues of LOSERS

'History shouldn't be a mystery' -Chuck D. Statues that promote slavery should be put down world wide. YOU MEAN THE BLACK FACE HAVING KKK GOVERNOR ? Excellent news! Please recycle the metal for use in bike racks and trash cans. Then help West Virgina remove their racist governor You cant change history Why are there monuments to traitors who fought the US for the Ability to own fellow humans? Never should have been built in the first place.

Thats just stupid. Cue the crying, fat coward snowflakes talking about “history”. Isn’t this the same mayor who wore blackface in college? Phew. Man, that’s so great. Racism solved. Should have done this years ago. Why do you need a participation trophy anyway? Lmao Good job everyone. Y’all head back home now.

Virginia governor to announce removal of Lee statueRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans Thursday for the removal of an iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Richmond's prominent Monument... Good! Racism does not need to be put on display! My Meds Worked!

Virginia governor to announce removal of Lee statueVirginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans Thursday for the removal of an iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Richmond&39;s prominent Monument Avenue, a senior administration official told The Associated Press. The move comes amid turmoil across the nation and around I've lived to long. This is like a horribly scary dystopian sci Fi movie. Why? WTH! People it’s part of America history.🇺🇸🗽🤔🤨 how about this all Nations in America us Native Americans kick all of you out!? 🇺🇸😡 sarah_meinzer Yahoo

Confederate Statue Taken Down In VirginiaA monument to racism has been removed in the city of Alexandria, a Washington suburb. This Country is Sick to its core Radical Left thugs won’t get away with this one! I’ll build a much more beautiful (and bigger) MONUMENT! It will feature a policeman nicely asking a smiling black guy to wear handcuffs. It will be A GREAT MONUMENT to RECONCILIATION and racial HARMony! Beat that, Sleepy Joe! OH NO THE CHRISTIANS ARE RUNNING LOW ON STUFF TO WORSHIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Protesters Attack Confederate Monuments, Topple StatueStatues were blasted with graffiti in Mississippi, Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama and the Carolinas. ❤️ Its not a protest its white hate I can get behind this

Birmingham Mayor Orders Removal of Confederate Monument in Public ParkThe mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, ordered the removal of a 115-year-old Confederate statue from a public park one day after it was targeted by dozens of protesters So brave. 🙄 I think you mean he ordered a public works project to clean racist and segregationist propaganda debris from the park. What else was the mayor going to do, leave it on the ground? How many drinks have you had today?

A controversial Confederate statue with its back to the north was removed in historic Old Town AlexandriaCrews in historic Old Town Alexandria have removed a bronze statue of a Confederate soldier named 'Appomattox.' It is one of many controversial Confederate monuments nationwide that has faced repeated demands for removal. thoughts and prayers that what they say. Who removed it ISIS? One less participation trophy.