Charlottesville City Council Votes Again to Remove Confederate Statues

The Charlottesville city council voted to remove Confederate statues from public parks nearly four years after the Unite the Right white supremacist rally divided the Virginia city, The Daily Beast reported.

Charlottesville Unite The Right Rally E1623188598779The two statues – one of Robert E. Lee and one of Stonewall Jackson – were originally voted to be removed 2017, but the rally in response and subsequent court battles stalled the removal.

In April, the state Supreme Court dismissed an earlier injunction from a judge blocking the removal, thereby allowing the city council to restart removal attempts.

The city council voted unanimously to get rid of the two statues from city parks. The resolution includes a 30-day listening period on the outcome of the statues.