Charlottesville votes to remove confederate statues which were flashpoint of fatal rally

The city council in Charlottesville, Virginia has voted to remove two confederate statues of General Robert E Lee and General Stonewall Jackson from the city’s parks.

The statues were the flashpoint during the “Unite the Right” rally in August 2017 during which a self-designated neo-Nazi killed counter-protester Heather Heyer as he drove his vehicle into a crowd of people gathered to oppose the rally.

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