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Reactions: Gov. Northam to Order Removal of Robert E. Lee Statue From Richmond’s Monument Avenue

Also: Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney "introducing an ordinance to remove Confederate monuments"


See below for some reactions to the following news:

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans Thursday for the removal of an iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Richmond’s prominent Monument Avenue, a senior administration official told The Associated Press.

The governor will direct the statue to be moved off its massive pedestal and put into storage while his administration seeks input on a new location, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak before the governor’s announcement.

Good stuff. Also, in related news, Richmond Mayor Stoney has announced: “We’re implementing the #MarcusAlert, committing to a Citizen Review Board, introducing an ordinance to remove Confederate monuments, and more. These are steps to the healing our city desperately needs.”  

Also excellent, nice job! With that, some reactions from Virginia elected officials and others…

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