Charlottesville Shrouds Its Confederate Statues In Black To Mourn Heather Heyer

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The city of Charlottesville has covered two controversial statues following violent protests earlier this month.

"This is a desecration and this needs to come down, ok. this cover needs to come down, now if this city is so adamant why are we not having a public referendum and vote over this", the man said.

"This is the system of the Confederacy that Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpAssange meets USA congressman, vows to prove Russian Federation did not leak him documents A history lesson on the Confederacy for President Trump GOP senator: Trump hasn't "changed much" since campaign MORE was defending, so when he throws those kinds of terms around he doesn't really understand the history", Finney said.

What amazes me is that the government allowed these to be erected honoring traitors who fought against the United States. Some people have taken to removing or vandalizing monuments and statues themselves.

In other developments Wednesday, Christopher Cantwell, a white nationalist from Keene, N.H., turned himself in to face three felony charges in Virginia, authorities said. This alone may make many people in the city upset.

White nationalists and neo-Nazis will surely defame Deal for taking these actions, but good-hearted people will applaud him for it. Thirty of them are dedicated to Confederate states, military units and individuals. However, laws in place may prevent that from happening.

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"In my opinion, the removal of the Confederate statues is long overdue", said Eric Robinson, president of the Jacksonville chapter of the NAACP.

Robert E. Lee V, the great-great-grandson of Robert E. Lee, told CNN that it would be "appropriate" to move Confederate statues to museums.

"They think I'm going to join in and disparage what's going on or be on their side because I have that name", Lee said. "And if they choose to take those statues down, fine".

The city council voted unanimously early Tuesday to shroud the statues in fabric to represent the city's mourning of Heyer.

The discussion around the symbols began in earnest after the Charlston Church shooting in 2015, as white nationalist Dylann Roof was associated heavily with the confederate battle flag. The great-grandchildren of Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis have all issued statements approving the removal of such statues.

"We hope other descendants of Confederate generals will stand with us".