CHARLOTTESVILLE — Charlottesville residents could effect a monumental change if renewed protest over a nearly 100-year-old statue gains enough support.
On Tuesday, community leaders will come together and call on the city’s elected officials to rename Lee Park and remove the statue of the park’s namesake, Gen. Robert E. Lee, of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia.
The news conference is being spurred by a number of recent local and state developments regarding Confederate monuments and the legacy of Lee and Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson.
Several months after the city council unanimously decided city hall would no longer observe Lee-Jackson Day, a state holiday that honors the Confederate generals, the phrase “Black Lives Matter” was spray-painted on the Lee memorial last summer.
The council decision and the vandalism incident were the most recent flash points in an ongoing debate over Confederate imagery .
In a news release, Councilor Wes Bellamy said a recent veto of a bill attempting to limit localities’ authority to remove war-related monuments, including Confederate markers, has shone a light on the issue once again.
Although the bill was vetoed on March 11, state legislators will have an opportunity to override the veto April 20. A two-thirds majority vote in both the House and Senate would be needed to defeat Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s veto.
The bill passed the House on an 82-16 vote, but the Senate was almost evenly split with a 21-17 vote.
“This action has been discussed on several occasions, and with the recent development in Richmond, the city of Charlottesville has an opportunity to act,” Bellamy said. “The goal of this press conference is to show a united front to the constituents of Charlottesville, while also asking for city leaders to make a concerted effort to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for all throughout the city.”
Opposition to the proposal mounted quickly. On Monday morning, The Virginia Flaggers, a Richmond-based group that seeks to preserve memorials to Confederate history, took to social media to condemn the proposal to remove the statue.
NUKE NORTHERN VIRGINIA
SOUTHERN VIRGINIA SUCCESSION WHEN?
NoVA Hate thread
I fucked up. But seriously, fuck NoVA.
Fuck NoVA man, nothing but DC yuppies and their spoiled suburbanite shitlib kids living there.
They want to literately destroy history, I didn't know isis was in town.
North Carolinian here, I went to Arlington not long ago, and judging by the liberal faggotry there, I thought I had been teleported to Seattle. It's one of the hip "trendy" places for yuppie trust fund kiddies to live off of daddy's money now. There doing that shit to Richmond now, too.
The fucking carpetbaggers won't be happy until they've destroyed all white Southern culture. I feel sorry for rural Virginians, they're usually based as hell.
That's a magnificent statue, I'll take it if those cucks don't want it. I also know an old guy with a lot of land and has private trails where this thing would make a great hiking destination.
Ole Virginny is still alive just not in the northern DC bedroom communities.
Sup fellow VAfag
Charlottesville isn't in Northern Virginia, it's dead-center central VA at the Piedmont of the mountains. It's over 100 miles from the capitol. It's a little germ of a town when you look at it on a map. It has nothing you could call metropolitian. It is a boring, sterile town that only gets exposure when Jesse Matthews gets caught or the Rolling Stone goes fishing for a made-up rape story. It's also got it's head way up its own ass; it cares way too much about trying to be relevant, but it only is when shit like this makes the news.
Pic is the girl who started the petition; why are you not surprised.
Charlottesville is also where Chris-chan lives, so yeah, it's a shit hole.
Chris lives in Ruckersville, he just goes to Charlottesville to get arrested and thrown out of every business.
As far as I'm concerned NoVA starts at Richmond .
Didn't UVA learn their lesson after they got fucked by falsely charging a fraternity for rape?
Bump out of empathy.
NoVirginiafag here (Sterling, VA)
Charlottesville isn't NoVA. fuck these faggots that want to remove our history.
Hell no. Everyone from Richmond makes fun of NoVA fags.
without NoVA, nigger, the Commonwealth would be down 95% in tax revenue. we're the backbone of its success.
Where does all that revenue come from? It's not the property tax. The city is falling apart, the roads have pot-holes so big you can lose an aircraft carrier in them -the city is shit. Richmond has nothing but festivals and marathons and VCU.
Congratulations, but I don't care. Not even trying to be a prude, I'm just saying that its common lore in Richmond to wet on NoVA fags for being hipsters, longboarders, and generally socially ostracized people living shitty lives. Richmond isn't much better in a lot of ways, but I'm just glad to be living in a city where I can skateboard with my friends, drink good beer, go to a decent gym, and be proud of all the Confederate statues on Monument Avenue while I jog.
And how much of NoVA's revenue comes from washington? Drive out from washington on route 66 and you see a ton of companies. Washington funds all the infrastructure projects around there. Route 66 is only a federal highway because it goes into washington, while it mostly is in virginia.
Ah fuck, I thought you said Richmond. Sorry. But still, fuck Richmond. and fuck Tyson's Corner
ton of companies
Meant to say ton of companies leeching off of washington, like defense contractors.
heading down to Tysons tomorrow for work
6 figure job
stay mad faggot
Does your money come from the federal government, directly or indirectly?
no clearances here.
ok good. i know not all the companies in the area are government. AOL even has stuff there, and there is an internet hub there too.
NOVA is bad and all, sure. But RVA, at least around VCU, is absolutely terrible. I know, I live here.
And VCU is absolute shit. It's a hive of leftism and multicult.
why is NoVA bad?
and to the faggot saying "people in Richmond make fun of NoVAfags" i would say enjoy being surrounded by niggers and crime.
i live in an all white neighborhood and never have to lock doors and windows.
Last time I went to NOVA it had a lot of muslims where it had previously been mostly mexican/asian and unobtrusive. But much of it still seemed pretty good.
NOVA is just bad because they're Virginia's big blue pocket. It's a great place to live if you can afford it.
Thank god no. I live in the Fan
And you're not wrong about the jigs. It's either them or the thousands of mooslems.
but the county i live in (Loudoun) is mostly conservative. but yeah Fairfax, Arlington, etc … all liberal faggots
and yes, the cost of living sucks ass. expensive as hell, but my family and friends are here and i'm not leaving them.
I know, I live here.
I skate downtown wearing a Trump hat, and its too much fucking fun.
Have fun getting robbed.
Its not a bad place by any means. Hell, I'd rather live out in Powhatan or Chesterfield at this point.
I live in the Fan
Meet up when? Post your Twitter.
Meant to say
Post your Twitter, if you have one and feel like sharing.
but I got too ahead of myself.
FUCK, also meant to say NOVA isn't a bad place by any means, just easy to make fun of from a dirty city kid perspective.
I'd be down. I'm pretty close to campus. You go to VCU?
And I can't lie man, I have my Trump hat but I just can't bring myself to wear it to class. I write a lot of papers for my grades so I feel like I'd see some retaliation. These teachers are outrageously leftist.
Junior in high school. I tried not to expose my underage inferiority.The Trump hat purchase was a campaign donation, I promise that I don't roleplay as a voter like the Bernie brigades.
I don't blame you, the Fat Violent Dykes™ can get pretty out of control at VCU. I even went to high school with many of them, and I can attest to how hipster-infested Richmond is. If anything, its more hipster than Portland because of the fact that most people don't know about Richmond.
an internet hub
you mean THE internet hub. eastern Loudoun County has the majority of the internet backbone. that's why we have insanely high paying jobs
This is why we need to keep abortion legal, if we ban it, we will be knee deep in SWJ niggers wanting to ban everything thats white.
A regular day on Yak around Richmond. Ive seen people call for the genocide of Trump supporters on there. Pretty heavy stuff. lol
So many man buns here.
You know of other people of our sympathies around here?
I can see NoVA from my apartment window in DC
looks like a bigger cuck fest than here tbh
Yak is the worst thing to ever happen to Richmond, tbh. Its like Tumblr, except you can't decipher whose blog posts you want to see or not see.
You know of other people of our sympathies around here?
No, but I'm trying to follow-for-follow fellow Richmonders on Twitter because I see this as the easiest way of networking. Tox, Skype, etc. are overly complicated and can't always be trusted. At least with Twitter, you can verify peoples opinions and recognize them by their profiles on there. There have obviously been a couple other Richmonders ITT and in the meadhall thread /meadhall/res/2483.html#2483 , so I'd like to say they're out there but they haven't come out of the shadows yet. The one thing I resent about anonymity is making alternative communications next to impossible.
if you live in DC your in the faggot capital of the US
It's the east coast internet hub. Silicon valley is probably bigger.
why? its pretty comfy in georgetown other than the usual east coast blacks and everywhere white cucks. I dare you to show me a metropolitan city that isnt overran by faggots.
This is now a confederate thread
DEFENDING THE SOUTH AGAINST ALL ODDS
Meant to post multiple in that post.
post multiple in that post
I have the best words.
These ignorant iconoclasts demand that all references to historical figures who don't match up to their specific post-modern relativistic morality be obliterated from public view. The fact that these idiots have enough power, even locally, to try this is disgusting.
The South is so pozzed it's really fucking depressing. How hard is it to just say fuck you to leftists and the perpetually offended? Is it really that hard? What weak faggots we've become.
This is really depressing, how do we revive southern identity?
The sick thing is that by simply existing there, they've been driving up property values and changing the landscape of the city from Welfare City to West End Everywhere. That and VCU keeps buying all of Broad Street.
Fucking niggers. I can't believe this shit, we're the only reason they have a standing fucking army and this is how they repay us? Fuck Yankees, they should be the ones seceding, not us.
Born in NOVA, now live in Charlottesville (I attend the best university in the state because I'm smarter than you fags)
Lick my rich privileged pampered balls you inbred redneck scum. Savor my sweat white ball sweat, because you're going to be lapping it up for the rest of your subhuman lives. The NOVA/U-Va masterrace is the lifeblood of the state, you are parasites. We run the economy, we run the government, we even run the country, and you just leech off it.
P.S. Charlottesville isn't part of NOVA. If you'd paid attention in geography then maybe you'd be able to attend U-Va like me
I attend the best university in the state because I'm smarter than you fags
Like pic related, right?
NoVa-fags are scum. Shenandoah master race.