Charlottesville votes to resell, remove Robert E. Lee statue

Published: Apr. 18, 2017 at 11:43 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 18, 2017 at 12:50 PM EDT
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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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