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Virginia governor banishes statue of Civil War General Lee

Reuters Thursday, 4 June 2020
Virginia governor banishes statue of Civil War General LeeVirginia Governor Ralph Northam, responding to widespread protests decrying racism after the death of a black man in police custody in Minneapolis, ordered on Thursday the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in the state's capital city of Richmond.
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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam responded to widespread protests decrying racism. This is after the death of George Floyd, a black man in police custody in Minneapolis. He ordered on Thursday the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The status of Lee resided in the state’s...

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