Virginia governor halts demonstrations at Richmond’s Lee monument

August 22, 2017

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) signed an executive order Friday temporarily halting demonstrations at the Robert E. Lee Monument in Richmond, Va. until the state can implement new safety regulations.

The decision comes less than a week after violence erupted in Charlottesville, Va., as white nationalist and neo-Nazi groups gathered in the college town to protest the removal of a statue of Lee, a Confederate general.

One person was killed and 19 others were injured when a car plowed through a crowd of counterprotesters, who had turned out to oppose the white nationalist groups.

The demonstrations in Charlottesville reignited an intense national debate about whether statues and monuments dedicated to Confederate leaders should be taken down.

8 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Tiger says:

    Oh MY what happened to making the best out of a riot like you did setting up Charlottesville? Suppose your police turning on you and saying you lied helped straighten your dirty, dung ridden, dastardly, demonic, plans for setting up riots to blame on the Right. You had a butt kicking.

    Bend over cause you need more. A boot to the head would serve the Right also.

  • Roy Fredrichsen says:

    You cannot change history by destroying reminders of past mistakes. There are many that attack property hoping to change history , but become criminals by doing so and nothing changed except their conviction of property destruction. When will they ever learn?

  • donl says:

    WOW, a Demo-Commie saving a Statue, unbelievable, he must be running for office again.

  • goldie says:

    Wow, still the bs. The violence DID NOT happen because the group legally and lawfully protested the taking down of this monument; it happened BECAUSE antifa showed up without a legal permit and attacked their first amendment right to protest. And they were not all white supremecists.

  • Mike Feinman says:

    Is it me, or does that sound an awful like restricting a certain groups First Ammendment Rights in the false facade of safety ??
    This was set up by the piss poor local got decisions in Charlottesville to promote liberal nazi policies,,,,I am not supporting the racist views that took over the Charlottesville protest, but millions of American service men gave their lives so they can say what they did, and now barry trying to restrict that right. WHO gets to choose what to restrict,,,

  • Bob says:

    What they should be doing is starting a recall petition or impeachment proceedings on this turd they have in the governor’s mansion. To tell the state police to stand down at the scene of a large disturbance to make a political statement should be grounds for impeachment.

  • Shelly Shannon says:

    You mean white nationalisis AND liberal democrats.

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