Charlottesville Covers Up Confederate Statues

Eric Scheiner | August 23, 2017

The statues of a Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson were covered by tarps Wednesday afternoon in Charlottesville, VA.

WVIR-TV reports, crews with the Charlottesville Department of Parks & Recreation began concealing the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Emancipation Park a little after 1 p.m.

Crews then moved to Justice Park to begin covering the statue of Confederate General "Stonewall" Jackson.

The Charlottesville City Council unanimously voted Monday to have both statues covered.

Councilors also moved forward during that meeting with getting approvals to remove the statues from the Board of Architectural Review, despite an ongoing lawsuit challenging the vote to remove the Lee statue.

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