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A Charlottesville, Va., judge ordered the city Tuesday to uncover its two Confederate statues.
Richard E. Moore, judge for the Charlottesville Circuit Court denied the city’s request to keep its Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson covered in black curtains until a year after the death of Heather Heyer, slain at the August “Unite the Right” rally, reported The Washington Post.
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“I cannot find that council ever intended for [the shrouds] to be temporary and they have never, until recently, even discussed that possibility,” said Moore.
Moore gave Charlottesville 15 days from Tuesday to remove the tarps, according to CNN.
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Charlottesville’s city council voted to take down its Lee statue and then, after the August rally, the Jackson statue, as well. Moore, however, interceded with an injunction preventing removal or alteration of the statues until the settlement of a lawsuit started by the Virginia chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Monument Fund, Inc. The group alleges that a 1904 Virginia law prohibiting the removal or alteration of public war monuments...
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