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Charlottesville removes Confederate statue near rally site

Posted at 9:00 PM, Sep 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-13 18:56:22-04

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- A life-size bronze statue of an unnamed Confederate soldier was removed from outside a county courthouse in Virginia Saturday morning.

The Board of Supervisors voted in August to remove the At Ready statue from outside the Albemarle County courthouse in Charlottesville.

They also ordered the removal of two cannons and a pile of cannonballs next to the statue.

Removal work was livestreamed on the county’s Facebook page instead of allowing in-person observance because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The board said it will consider offers from organizations that may want the statue, which was put in storage.