High court: Charlottesville can remove Confederate statues

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Virginia's highest court has ruled that the city of Charlottesville can take down two statues of Confederate generals a statue of Stonewall Jackson with erected in nineteen twenty one and three years later one of Robert E. Lee Charlottesville's city council eventually voted to remove both prompting a violent white nationalist rally in the summer of twenty seventeen a group of residents also sued to block the city from taking down the statues in a lower court ruled in their favor but Virginia Supreme Court has now overturned that decision saying a state law regulating the disturbance of or interference with war memorials or monuments was created long after the statues were erected and neither gave the city authority to put them up or prohibit it from taking them down I'm Ben Thomas

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