The divide over statues and monuments in Charlottesville, Va., appears far from over.
Just one month after a demonstration over plans to remove a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee turned violent, resulting in a woman’s death, a different group of protesters has targeted a statue of U.S. Founding Father Thomas Jefferson.
The protest has cleared, but the shroud on the Thomas Jefferson statue at the Rotunda remains. pic.twitter.com/BqYtCEtH5q
— Alexis Gravely (@_AlexisWasHere) September 13, 2017
The Thomas Jefferson Monument, which sits just outside a rotunda at the University of Virginia — which Jefferson also founded — was cloaked in black Tuesday evening, and adorned with signs reading “Black Lives Matter” and “TJ is a racist,” local media reported.
Nearly 100 students came together to deface the statue, chanting, “No Trump, No KKK, no racist U-V-A,” the Washington Times reported. (Read more from “Black Lives Matter Targets Jefferson Monument in Charlottesville” HERE)