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Charlottesville Tears Down Confederate Statue Near Site of 2017’s “Unite the Right” Rally

HeadlineSep 14, 2020

In Charlottesville, Virginia, a crowd cheered Saturday morning as workers took down a statue of a Confederate soldier near the site of the deadly, white supremacist “Unite the Right” rally in 2017. Virginia’s Supreme Court will decide the fate of two other Confederate statues in Charlottesville — of Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson — after defenders of the Confederacy successfully blocked the city from removing them.

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