Charlottesville Confederate Statues Shrouded in Black as City Mourns

StoryfulNewsPublished: August 23, 2017
Published: August 23, 2017

Officials draped statues of two Confederate generals in Charlottesville, Virginia, in black on August 23 , a symbol of mourning for the death of a woman killed at a white nationalist rally earlier this month. Heather Heyer died when a driver intentionally drove into a crowd of counter-protesters during the August 12 rally. The city voted the previous day to shroud the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Emancipation Park and that of Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson in another nearby park. Footage by a local reporter captured workers covering both statues. Credit: Twitter/Lauren Berg via Storyful

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