A Virginia General Assembly law change, which goes into effect July 1, lays out the process for any locality to take down war memorials and monuments.
That law also leaves a 60-day waiting period before anything can come down.
Work crews wielding a giant crane, harnesses and power tools wrested an imposing statue of Gen. Stonewall Jackson from its concrete pedestal along Richmond’s famed Monument Avenue on Wednesday, just hours after the mayor ordered the removal of all Confederate statues from city land.
The Jackson statue is the latest of several dozen Confederate symbols to be removed from public land in the U.S. in the five weeks since the death of George Floyd at the hands of police sparked a nationwide protest movement.
In most instances, state or local governments moved to take down monuments in response to impassioned demonstrators, but in a few cases —including several other Virginia Confederate statues — protesters toppled the figures themselves.
What was not mentioned by the MSM is the fact that angry BLM protesters attacked ab autistic man, while the angry mob had a liquid thrown in his face and was screamed at grabbed & robbed only one BLM protestor tried to defend him.
So assaulting special needs people is kudos for BLM ? An autistic Richmond man who feels history is worth protecting had water (I guess) thrown in his face was screamed at grabbed & robbed. ONLY 1 man stood up to say he’s peaceful to leave him be, what a brave bunch they are. pic.twitter.com/2MrQJVsWwj
— Wendy (@PatrioticVa) July 1, 2020
If the special needs person was a member of BLM his picture would be on the front page of the NYT and lead story on CNN. The video shows nothing but a bunch of bullies. They believe they have strength in numbers. Why wasn’t anyone arrested for assault when the police was there at the moment?
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