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Charlottesville mayor wants Lee statue to go

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 01:11

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer called for an emergency meeting on Friday to allow the removal of Confederate monuments, including the Robert E. Lee statue which was at the heart of Saturday's horrific violence. Colette Luke has more.

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Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer called for an emergency meeting on Friday to allow the removal of Confederate monuments, including the Robert E. Lee statue which was at the heart of Saturday's horrific violence. In a six-page statement, the Mayor said, "We can, and we must, respond by denying the Nazis and the KKK and the so-called alt-right the twisted totem they seek." Signer also called for the passage of laws that would ban open carry or concealed weapons during public events that pose security threats. The mayor also looking to do a comprehensive review of Charlottesville's permit process, to "prevent mayhem before it happens." The mayor's move comes as cities across the country, including Baltimore and Brooklyn, remove their own Confederate relics… Saturday's violence in Charlottesville between a group of white nationalists and counter-protesters continues to reverberate across the country, and it has sparked a debate over whether to keep those Confederate monuments standing…

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Charlottesville mayor wants Lee statue to go

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 01:11