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Statue tarps must be removed, judge rules
The Daily Progress Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Charlottesville must remove the two tarps installed to symbolize the city’s collective mourning over white supremacist violence, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Hours before the decision, the tarp draped over one of the city’s two statues of Confederate generals again was removed. Now, both tarps must come down within 15 days of the signing of an official order.

“As I previously noted,” Circuit Court Judge Richard E. Moore read from an official court letter, “the statute that prohibits the moving or damaging of such memorials and monuments places on the locality the duty to protect, preserve and care for such.”

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