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Portsmouth City Council votes to relocate Confederate memorial

PORTSMOUTH, VA (WWBT) -

Another Virginia city is also figuring out what to do with its Confederate memorial.

Portsmouth City Council voted in favor of a resolution that could see the city's monument being moved to another location.

The vote passed, and now the city's attorney is set to draft a resolution to move the memorial, according to WAVY.

Portsmouth's mayor suggested moving it to a nearby cemetery.

The city attorney also noted Portsmouth will likely face a lawsuit if the statue is moved.

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