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Statues of Confederate generals to come down in Charlottesville, years after ‘Unite the Right’ rally

NBC News

By David K. Li

July 9, 2021

Statues honoring two Confederate generals will finally be taken down in Charlottesville, officials said Friday, nearly four years after white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups stormed the Virginia college town to protect the monuments.

The bronze statues depicting Gens. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson will be taken away on Saturday, and fencing around the monuments went up on Friday, according to a statement from the city of Charlottesville.

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