Man Cuts Off Shroud Covering Robert E. Lee Statue in Charlottesville

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

Hours after officials draped statues of two Confederate generals in Charlottesville, Virginia, a man cut off the shroud on the Robert E. Lee statue, calling it a “desecration.” The city decided to cover the two statues as a symbol of mourning for the death of Heather Heyer, who died when a driver intentionally drove into a crowd of counter-protesters during the August 12 white nationalist 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. Just three hours after the Robert E. Lee statue was shrouded, a man cut off the drapes, as this video shows. Credit: Twitter/Lauren Berg via Storyful

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