In Chaotic Meeting, Charlottesville Votes to Shroud Statues

25 August, 2017, 01:42 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
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Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson and Robert E. Lee with black material.

He says those are questions that the city council should ask "as the ultimate authority over the city manager".

The vote was meant to signal the city mourning the death of Heather Heyer, who was killed August 12 when a auto plowed into a crowd of counterprotesters who'd gathered to oppose a rally of white nationalist and other right-wing organizations.

After three hours of emotional testimony-one resident shook as he described how "I'm not the same person I was"-the council unanimously voted for a third party to review the city's planning and response to the white supremacist rally".

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Those are questions that the city council should ask "as the ultimate authority over the city manager", he wrote.

Critics say both Charlottesville Police and Virginia State Police stood on the sidelines Saturday as skirmishes erupted between white nationalists and members of Antifa, a broad movement of left-leaning groups. City leaders had initially planned to leave it in place.

The University of Virginia Medical Center said it treated 19 patients - a number the city repeated in a news release.

The city is hosting what it calls a "community recovery town hall" Thursday evening, in collaboration with a division of the Department of Justice.

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Police said in a statement Tuesday that Christopher Cantwell of Keene, New Hampshire, was being sought on three felony charges: two counts of the illegal use of tear gas or other gases and one count of malicious bodily injury with a "caustic substance", explosive or fire.

Cantwell acknowledged in an interview with The Associated Press that he had pepper-sprayed a counter-demonstrator but insisted he was defending himself. He also said he was looking forward to his day in court.

Residents said that police were slow to respond to the escalating brawls, and that the city's response allowed for the death of Heather Heyer, 32, who was killed when an OH man attending the rally allegedly drove his vehicle into a crowd, and for the injuries of many more.

But by Wednesday morning, the shrouds were on their way, she said. Fields had a hearing scheduled for Friday, but the judge agreed to a request from prosecutors and Fields' attorney to continue the case until December 14.

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