On Thursday morning, a Jefferson Davis Confederate monument in Richmond, Virginia, was found to be vandalized. Located on Monument Street in a Fan District, a statue built in Davis’ respect now bears a word “BLACK LIVES MATTER” on a side.
This word has been used by a inhabitant black village in criticism of incidents of military savagery in a U.S. over a past few months. Though, it now relates to a debate surrounding a Confederate dwindle and all icons compared with injustice and hatred.
Similar incidents of statues and monuments being vandalized have happened all over a country. In light of a new Charleston sharpened massacre, politicians and lawmakers opposite a southeast have begun to call for a dismissal of a Confederate dwindle from all open establishments, including a capitol building in Colombia, South Carolina.
On Tuesday, Governor Terry McAuliffe put out an sequence to hindrance all prolongation of permit plates that have Confederate dwindle emblems on them. Moreover, he settled all Confederate plates will be left within, “90 to 120 days.”
No other Confederate monuments in Richmond have been vandalized as of now. Monument Avenue also facilities statues of J.E.B. Stuart, Stonewall Jackson, and Robert E. Lee, all southern Civil War generals.
By Alex Lemieux
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