Tensions over the fate of Lee’s statue led to violence in August 2017.
Stateside The city of Charlottesville announced Friday that in a civil war, the commander-in-chief of the Southern Army Robert E. Leen the statue will be removed from Market Street Park. The transfer will take place on Saturday.
The transfer is also ahead of another Southern general, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, statue. It is allowed to leave Court Square Park.
Charlottesville City Council last month gave permission for the statues to be removed. They are transferred to the warehouse.
Tensions over the fate of Lee’s statue led to violence in August 2017. At the time, supporters of white supremacy protested against plans to remove the statue. People had also gathered at the scene to protest.
Eventually, a supporter of white supremacy collided with protesters in his car. As a result of the act, one person died.