Robert E. Lee Statue and Daughters of Confederacy Building Attacked by Richmond ProtestersBreaking News
tags: Confederacy, protests, monuments, public history
On a night of violence in the former capital of the Confederacy, protesters targeted Richmond’s fraught history as they decried the killing of George Floyd — a scene repeated in Charleston, S.C., Raleigh, N.C. and other Southern cities.
The statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, which towers over Monument Avenue in Richmond, was covered with graffiti, including the phrases “No More White Supremacy,” “Blood On Your Hands” and “Black Lives Matter.” The Stonewall Jackson, JEB Stuart and Jefferson Davis memorials were also defaced. A noose hung from the statue of Davis, who was the president of the Confederacy and an ardent defender of slavery.
The United Daughters of the Confederacy headquarters was set on fire early Sunday morning. The blaze was extinguished by Richmond firefighters.
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