Charlottesville removes tarps from Confederate monuments - WVVA TV Bluefield Beckley WV News, Weather and Sports

Charlottesville removes tarps from Confederate monuments

Posted: Updated:
photo courtesy: WCAV-TV photo courtesy: WCAV-TV

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly