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Virginia Flaggers: ‘Mayor Stoney has chosen to make war…’

Posted at 5:29 PM, Jun 22, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Flaggers responded to Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney’s announcement Thursday of a commission to help the city redefine what he called “the false narrative” of the Confederate statues that line Monument Avenue – a considered a historic landmark by the National Park Service.

The Virginia Flaggers, a Confederate heritage group, released a statement expressing their disappointment, and which declared -- in part -- that Stoney has made “war against the Confederate monuments” and the veterans honored by the statues.

The Flaggers said their removal would create “division and disharmony in our community.”

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