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Charlottesville Council Votes to Remove ‘Stonewall’ Jackson Statue

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The city council in Charlottesville, Va., voted unanimously Tuesday to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson from Justice Park.

The 5-0 vote came just weeks after last month’s violent protests in the city, sparked in part by city officials’ plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Tuesday’s vote also will expedite the relocation of the Lee statue.

WVIR reported that the vote proceeded without incident.

Councilman Bob Fenwick, who voted for the motion, said the Jackson and Lee monuments “should be in a museum.”

“If people stop and think, we have no statues, that I know of, to George Washington in Charlottesville, and yet none of us have forgotten his history,” Fenwick told WVIR. “So this argument that we have to keep it to preserve history, to me, is irrelevant.”

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