VA Flaggers release statement on Confederate statues

VA Flaggers release statement on Confederate statues

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The Virginia Flaggers have released a response after Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney asked the Monument Avenue Commission to "include an examination of the removal and/or relocation of some or all of the Confederate statues."

Here is their statement:

The Virginia Flaggers are deeply disturbed that Richmond's Mayor has chosen to attempt to shamelessly capitalize on the tragedy in Charlottesville by suddenly changing course and directing the Monument Avenue Commission to pursue the removal of the monuments on Richmond's majestic Monument Avenue as a viable option.  Instead of seeking to work with and represent all of his constituents, he has chosen to escalate tensions and encourage lawlessness, such as was witnessed by the violent anarchist Antifa march in Richmond Monday night, and which will certainly be amplified with his announcement.

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