Charlottesville Confederate Statue Near ‘Unite The Right’ Rally Removed

Charlottesville Confederate Statue Near ‘Unite The Right’ Rally Removed


A Charlottesville, Virginia confederate statue located near the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally, which resulted in the death of a counter-protester, was removed Saturday.

The “At Ready” statue, erected in 1909, depicts a Confederate soldier and was positioned outside the county courthouse, according to CNN. The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors voted to remove the statue on Aug. 6 following a public hearing, according to a county press release.

“Clear to every black defendant who must pass them on the way into court: this space is reserved for the Confederate cause,” said Charlottesville City Councilmember Kristin Szakos, NBC affiliate WVIR reported. “You will find no justice here.”

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Albemarle County livestreamed the removal of the statue, which began at 6:30 a.m. Saturday. The county opted to stream the event online rather than hold an in-person ceremony due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (RELATED: Statue Of Black Abolitionist Frederick Douglass Torn Down, Dragged To Nearby River)

A Charlottesville, Virginia city worker removes the "At Ready" Confederate statue in front of the county court house Saturday. (Abemarle County/Video Screenshot/Facebook)

A Charlottesville, Virginia city worker removes the “At Ready” Confederate statue in front of the

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