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Charlottesville votes to resell, remove Robert E. Lee statue

Robert E. Lee statue (Source: WVIR) Robert E. Lee statue (Source: WVIR)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (WWBT/WVIR) -

Charlottesville leaders voted on Monday night how they will remove the Robert E. Lee statue.  

City Council voted to sell the Lee statue and remove it from a park by requesting bids from either museums, education groups or non-profits, according to WVIR

Despite the vote, the city will not be able to sell the statue right away because the city is currently in the middle of a lawsuit regarding the legal rights to remove the statue. 

Charlottesville also voted to rename the park named after Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.    

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