CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Officials in a Virginia city have voted unanimously to remove two statues of Confederate generals, including one that was the focus of a violent white nationalist rally in 2017.
News outlets report that the Charlottesville City Council's vote came late Monday after more than 50 people spoke during a virtual meeting.
Most were in favor of removal.
The statues of Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson won’t be removed immediately.
The state requires a 30-day window for the city to offer the monuments to any museum, historical society, government or military battlefield.