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USCharlottesville Confederate statue removal blocked by judge

09:15  16 september  2019
09:15  16 september  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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A Virginia judge has ruled that local authorities in Charlottesville cannot remove two Confederate statues because they are war memorials protected by state law, a decision that came nearly two years after a deadly white nationalist rally there that was nominally organized to protest a plan to move one

In 2017, an assortment of alt-right and far-right affiliated groups gathered in Charlottesville , Virginia to protest the removal of Confederate monuments and names from a city square. It ended in the death of a Charlottesville woman. USA TODAY.

A Virginia judge has blocked the city of Charlottesville's effort to remove the Confederate statue that sparked a deadly white nationalist rally in 2017.

Circuit Court Judge Richard Moore ruled that any attempts to remove the Robert E. Lee statue violate a state law protecting war memorials, the Daily Progress reported. The decision last week ends a lawsuit filed in March 2017 opposing the Charlottesville City Council vote to remove statue on the grounds that it sends a racist message.

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Efforts to remove the statue of Robert E Lee which was at the centre of deadly far-right violence in Charlottesville , Virginia in 2017 have been blocked in The judge issued a permanent injunction preventing the removal . He also said he would award the plaintiff’s attorneys’ fees but would weigh

Judge Blocks Removal Of Confederate Statue That Sparked Charlottesville Protest. In a ruling issued this week, Judge Richard E. Moore said that any effort to remove the Lee statue would violate a state historic preservation statute and issued a permanent injunction preventing its removal .

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The planned removal ostensibly prompted the Unite the Rally at which a neo-Nazi drove a car into counter protesters, killing Heather Heyer.

Moore issued a permanent injunction, the Progress reported, preventing future removal. His ruling also applied to a statue of Confederate general Stonewall Jackson, also located in downtown Charlottesville.

Siding with the plaintiffs and against the city, Moore said the state law protecting war memorials does not have discriminatory intent.

"I don't think I can infer that a historical preservation statute was intended to be racist," he said. "Certainly, (racism) was on their minds, but we should not judge the current law by that intent."

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