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Robert E. Lee Statue In Charlottesville Covered To Honor Heather Heyer
Despite how desperate the racist alt-right, neo-nazi, facists, bigots donned in Abercrombie & Fitch were to halt the protest of the Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, they failed.
That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, equality won. Our voices were heard on the ground in around the world. F**k the damn Confederacy.
The city of Charlottesville held a meeting to take a vote on the shrouding of the violence-inducing monument and, well, let’s just say that meeting was very lively. Let ABCNews tell it…
The anger at Monday night’s meeting, during which three people were arrested, forced the council to abandon its agenda and focus instead on the tragedy that surrounded the rally. Covering the statues is intended to signal the city’s mourning for Charlottesville resident Heather Heyer, who was killed when a car slammed into a crowd protesting the rally.
For those of you wondering why Charlottesville doesn’t just remove the statue like other cities have recently, there is also a very dubious legal reason:
That removal is in the midst of a legal challenge. A state law passed in 1998 forbids local governments from removing, damaging or defacing war monuments, but there is legal ambiguity about whether that applies to statues such as the Lee monument, which was erected before the law was passed. A judge has issued an injunction preventing the city from removing the Lee statue while the lawsuit plays out.
Somebody in Charlottesville clearly saw this day coming. Where their hateful hero’s precious statue would be removed for being racist af.
When it was all said and done the city agreed to cover the statue that has brought the worst kind of national attention to the town.
Looks like this is just step one in the process of the city removing the damn thing.