September 12, 2020

Charlottesville removes Confederate statue near site of white supremacist rally

Washington (AFP) – The US city of Charlottesville on Saturday dismantled a statue of a Confederate soldier just blocks from the site of a deadly white supremacist rally in 2017 — Virginia’s latest move to strip away tributes to the pro-slavery Civil War south.The “At Ready” statue, which depicts a Confederate soldier holding his rifle, was erected in front of the Albemarle County courthouse in Charlottesville in 1909 — 44 years after the US Civil War ended.Albemarle is the first Virginia locality to use a process for removing Civil War statues that Governor Ralph Northam signed into law this…


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