Judge Blocks Removal of Confederate Statue that Sparked Charlottesville Protest

Maria Perez
Sep 16, 2019 - 5:00
Judge Blocks Removal of Confederate Statue that Sparked Charlottesville Protest

A judge in Virginia has blocked the city of Charlottesville’s from removing the statue of Robert E. Lee that sparked a white nationalist rally two years ago. Circuit Court Judge Richard E. Moore ruled on September 13 that removing the statue would violate the state’s law that protects war memorials, the Daily Progress reported. Moore’s decision also extended to another monument of Confederate general Stonewall Jackson that city leaders wanted to remove. The ruling ends a two-year lawsuit that was filed in March 2017...

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2 Replies to “Judge Blocks Removal of Confederate Statue that Sparked Charlottesville Protest”

  1. I cannot imagine a statue to Adolf Hitler being remotely acceptable in Germany. Indeed, it is not allowed. How is this possible here – both the statue and the use of the judiciary to protect it?? AmeriKKKa you break my heart.

  2. I havn’t a clue how the law reads but seems to me claiming it was a statue to honor white supremacy was a mistake. Both Lee and Jackson were traitors to the United States of America and the last I looked Virginia was a state in that country and not the Confederacy. They were traitors and should be treated a s such.

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