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Confederate monument in Virginia covered with trash bags

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Posted at 10:50 AM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 10:50:37-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. -- Protesters in Portsmouth, Virginia, covered a Confederate monument in the city with trash bags and sheets Wednesday, several hours after the city’s council members had a meeting to figure out ways to relocate it.

WVEC-TV reports a white sheet that read “BLM” covered the fence of the monument hours after the city council met Tuesday to discuss who owns the figure.

The question about who owns the monument has been the main roadblock in the city’s years-long quest to remove it.

A judge denied the city’s claim to own the monument in 2018 because no one else had tried to claim it.