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Tue Jul 14, 2020, 09:37 PM

Confederate statues stored at Richmond waste water plant

Updated 6:00 pm CDT, Tuesday, July 14, 2020



Photo: Steve Helber, AP
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Confederate statues are covered in tarps while being stored at a waste water treatment plant near downtown Tuesday July 14, 2020, in Richmond, Va. The city of Richmond removed several of the statues along Monument Ave. where they will be stored until suitable sites can be found for them.


At least some of the Confederate monuments that have been recently removed from places of prominence in Richmond, Virginia, are being stored on the grounds of a waste water treatment plant, photographs show.

Photos taken this week by The Associated Press and Richmond Times-Dispatch show a collection of statues and other large objects under tarps at the facility just outside the city's downtown.

On July 1, Mayor Levar Stoney ordered the immediate removal of all Confederate statues on city property in Richmond, a onetime capital of the Confederacy. Stoney invoked his emergency powers, citing ongoing civil unrest and concerns that protesters would get hurt if they tried to pull down the enormous statues themselves.

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The only Confederate statue that remains on Richmond's prominent Monument Avenue is a memorial to Gen. Robert E. Lee located on state property. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has ordered that statue’s removal, but it has been at least temporarily blocked by a lawsuit.

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https://www.chron.com/news/article/Confederate-statues-stored-at-Richmond-waste-15408229.php

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Tue Jul 14, 2020, 09:45 PM

1. They deserve to be stored IN the wastewater (untreated, of course)

but that's probably bad for the treatment plant and water...

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