Charlottesville to cover Confederate statues to mourn Heather Heyer

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Charlottesville will cover statues of Confederate generals Robert E Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson in black fabric to mourn Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old woman who was killed when a car rammed into a group of people protesting a white nationalist rally in the city.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/22/charlottesville-confederate-statues-black-heather-heyer