- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The Charlottesville City Council in Virginia voted unanimously Tuesday night to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson from a public park.

Council members called for the statue at Justice Park to be removed once all court cases regarding the removal are resolved, NBC News reported.

The vote would also expedite the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee at Emancipation Park, which was at the center of protests last month that turned deadly when a reported Nazi sympathizer plowed into a crowd of counterprotesters.

The city recently covered both the Jackson and Lee statues with a black tarp as a symbol of mourning for Heather Heyer, the woman killed during the Aug. 12 clashes.

The tarps have since been removed from the statues, a local CBS affiliate reported.

Tuesday’s vote comes amid a heated national debate, renewed by the Charlottesville protests, concerning Confederate-era monuments and art.

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