General Robert E. Lee statue

Wes Bellamy speaks at the Monumental Justice Virginia Campaign press conference. Photo: John Robinson

‘Put up or shut up’: New organization will lobby Democratic legislators for statue removal

The campaign to take down Charlottesville’s statues of Confederate generals Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee has taken on a new tenor with the election of a Democrat-majority government in Virginia. The Monumental Justice Virginia Campaign, a new organization dedicated to removal of the statues, launched with a press conference at the Free Speech Wall […]

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In brief: Garage rage, statue spray-paint, second-amendment sanctuaries, and more

Making space: City Council approves land purchase for downtown parking lot Late Monday evening, City Council voted unanimously to purchase Albemarle County’s portion of the 701 E. Market St. lot, where it plans to build a new, 300-car parking garage. The $1.28 million purchase—half of the land’s appraised value—is part of an agreement between the city […]