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Charlottesville shrouds confederate statues

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 00:44

Wokers drape black tarpaulins over two statues of Confederate generals in Charlottesville, Virginia to honor a woman killed during a white nationalists rally there. No reporter narration.

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(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) Onlookers cheered as crews covered two Confederate statues in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Wednesday (August 23). Statues of Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson were draped in black tarpaulins. Charlottesville city councilors voted unanimously to cover the statues after a woman was killed during a white nationalist rally on August 12. Civil rights activists charge the statues promote racism SOUNDBITE (English) JAMIE DYER, ACTIVIST, SAYING: "I am not going to stop in my efforts to try to get it removed, but I am glad the City Council will recognize that it had to be addressed." Advocates say the statues are a reminder of their heritage.

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Charlottesville shrouds confederate statues

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 00:44