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Confederate statues stored at Richmond waste water plant

Racial Injustice Confederate Monuments
Racial Injustice Confederate Monuments
Racial Injustice Confederate Monuments
Posted at 6:56 PM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-14 19:04:06-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- At least some of the Confederate monuments that have been recently removed from places of prominence in Richmond, Virginia, are being stored on the grounds of a waste water treatment plant.

That's according to photos taken this week by The Associated Press and Richmond Times-Dispatch that show a collection of statues and other large objects under tarps at the facility just outside the city’s downtown.

On July 1, Mayor Levar Stoney ordered the immediate removal of all Confederate statues on city property in Richmond, a onetime capital of the Confederacy.

The City Council is expected to weigh in on what happens to them next.

Stoney said after the removal of the statues, Richmond will enter a 60-day administrative process during which the city will solicit public input while determining the fate of the statues.