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Charlottesville Shrouds Its Robert E. Lee And Stonewall Jackson Statues

The black tarps are a gesture of the city's mourning for Heather Heyer, who was struck and killed by a driver while she was protesting against a white supremacist rally on Aug. 12.

The city of Charlottesville has shrouded two of its Confederate monuments in a show of mourning for the woman killed in the violent white nationalist protest there earlier this month.

Workers draped statues of both Robert E. Lee and Stonewall, who was killed when a car plowed into pedestrians following the Aug. 12 rally. The suspect is reportedly a white nationalist.

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