Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The VCU slave burial ground controversy may be settled by the governor.
Last night, former city councilman Sa'ad El-Amin sent a statement to Governor McDonnell asking him to step-in.
He wants Governor McDonnell to intervene immediately and stop VCU from parking cars, in the lot at 15th & Broad Streets.
The governor's office issued a brief statement last night saying, "'the governor is aware of concerns raised and is working to help find another solution to the situation."
El-Amin lost his lawsuit against the director of the Department of Historic Resources, but he's still pursuing a preliminary injunction hearing.
VCU has said it will set aside a portion of the lot for historic reasons and it will make the site available for archaeological testing - but says, it will not foot the bill.
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