Workers in Charlottesville shrouded a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Workers gathered around the monument with a large black drape.
Lee in black on Wednesday in a move intended to symbolize the city's mourning for a woman killed while protesting a white nationalist rally earlier this month. (AP) - Workers in Charlottesville draped giant black covers over two statues of Confederate generals on Wednesday to symbolize the city's mourning for a woman killed while protesting a white nationalist rally. in Emancipation Park, where a towering monument of Gen. Some stood in cherry-pickers and others used ropes and poles to cover the statue as onlookers took photos and video.
Some of the crowd cheered as the cover was put in place."It's great.
It's a good start," said Jamie Dyer, who spoke a short time later from nearby Justice Park, where workers covered a statue of Gen. "They do have to go, but it is a start, and I'm glad the city has finally recognized it has to happen on some level."Later Wednesday, local media reported that a man with a gun strapped to his leg approached the Lee statue and began cutting the tarp with a knife. He addressed reporters and bystanders, saying he thought it was illegal under state law to cover a war memorial and that doing so amounted to erasing history.
And the condemnation has moved from words to actions.
Here are some of the ways the nation has reacted to the events in Charlottesville: A Georgia park memorial group on Wednesday denied a permit for the KKK to burn a cross at the Stone Mountain Park set for Oct. The group cited clashes that broke out between white supremacists and counter-protesters at a rally in 2016, but also said it “condemns the beliefs and actions of the Ku Klux Klan and believes the denial …
is in the best interest of all parties.”On Wednesday, the neo-Nazi website was struggling to get back online after it was booted from several domain and hosting services — including Go Daddy, Google and Cloud Flare — earlier in the week, Engadget reported.
The site appeared to be operating on the so-called Dark Web.
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