Charlottesville removes tarps from Confederate monuments
photo courtesy: WCAV-TV
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (AP) -
The city of Charlottesville, Virginia, says it has complied with a judge's order to remove the black shrouds installed over two Confederate monuments after a white nationalist rally last summer.
Charlottesville tweeted that city staff removed the shrouds Wednesday morning.
A day earlier, a circuit court judge said they had to come down. The decision came during a hearing in a lawsuit against the city over its attempts to remove the monuments.
Separately, The Daily Progress reports another city statue of a surveyor and soldier was hit with graffiti Tuesday.
The graffiti said, "I can't breathe." Those were the last words of Eric Garner, a black man who died after a New York police officer's chokehold. His words have become a rallying cry in the national debate over policing, brutality and race.
Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
West Virginia HeadlinesWest Virginia HeadlinesMore>>
Developers of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline say they need more time to cut down trees along the project's route and likely won't make the initial deadline designed to protect migrating birds and...More >>
Developers of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline say they need more time to cut down trees along the project's route and likely won't make the initial deadline designed to protect migrating birds and endangered...More >>
While Republican West Virginia legislative leaders rammed a right-to-work bill into law this year, unions and business groups spent almost $1.8 million altogether battling over the policy. Grassroots campaign...More >>
More federal prosecutors will be going after criminals in one West Virginia city. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart said at a news conference Thursday in Huntington that prosecutors are being added to cases targeting drug...More >>
Authorities are identifying a Virginia woman who died after being struck by a windblown beach umbrella in Virginia Beach. Police identified the woman in a statement Thursday morning as 55-year-old Lottie Michelle...More >>
Students at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County didn't quite know what to do after their basketball team pulled off the biggest upset in NCAA history by beating No. 1 seed Virginia. The unexpected 74-54...More >>