A judge in Richmond is the controversial Confederate Gen. of Virginia Government Ralph Northam. He made an interim injunction that prevented Robert E. Lee from removing his statue.
The order will prevent the statue from being lifted for the next 10 days, and the state is a party to a land registry registered in March 1890, thereby admitting that both the monument and the 40-meter pedestal have been “faithfully protected” and “lovingly protected” – and their removal cannot be repaired. he said he could do harm. ”
It is in the public’s interest to wait until the case is resolved on its own merits before removing the statue.
Last week, Northam ordered the removal of the statue, which became the flash point during the global unrest regarding the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The Lee statue is among many Confederate monuments that claim that the inhabitants of the south demand removal and glorify white superiority.
However, Northam’s order was immediately challenged by a lawsuit filed by William C. Gregory, who was the descendant of the two who signed the title.
“(Gregory’s) family has been proud of this family-owned statue for 130 years and has been transferred to Commonwealth, taking into account the Commonwealth that guarantees the constant care and protection of the Lee Memorial,” the case says.
Alena Yarmosky, a spokesman for Northam, said the governor’s administration is still reviewing the decision.
“Governor Northam is determined to remove this divider symbol from Virginia’s capital, and we rely on his authority to do so.”
The plinth with the 21-meter statue was heavily grafted during the recent protests in Richmond. On Monday, protesters reflected Floyd’s face on the pedestal as “black life is important”.
One of the five Confederate monuments peppered along Monument Avenue, a tony dwelling block in the heart of the Confederate’s capital during the Civil War.
Richmond’s city council unanimously approved the removal of all the sculptures. Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.
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