- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) - Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says it’s up to Danville City Council to decide whether a Confederate flag should be removed from the grounds of a city-owned mansion.

Herring tells media outlets that the flag shouldn’t be on public property. He says he supports its removal.

The council has said it doesn’t have the authority under Virginia law to remove the flag from the Sutherlin Mansion. The law forbids removal of a war monument or memorial.

Herring says it’s up to the General Assembly to change the law. But ultimately, removing the flag is a decision for City Council to make.

The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History’s board asked the city last year to remove the flag from the mansion’s grounds. The museum leases the mansion.

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