City hopes fencing stops disrobing of Confederate statues

City hopes fencing stops disrobing of Confederate statues
The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA) ^ | Sep 19, 2017 | BY LAUREN BERG

Posted on 9/21/2017, 8:34:52 AM by Captain Jack Aubrey

In a bid to stop people from removing the tarps over Charlottesville’s Confederate statues, city officials placed plastic fencing around the monuments, forbidding anyone from crossing the barriers.

The black tarps covering the statues of Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson have been ripped down from the statues six times since they were installed on Aug. 23. The coverings were put up in a gesture of mourning for Heather Heyer, who was killed in the car attack on Fourth Street on Aug. 12, the day of the Unite the Right rally.

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