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Confederate Monuments: Should They Stay or Go?
August 12, 2017 - A protestor holds a socialist flag, a symbol of socialism, left-wing politics and communism, at the base of the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue in Health Sciences Park during a protest showing support for those who were injuried or lost their lives on Saturday in Charlottesville, VA. One of the three persons who died was hit by a vehicle that plowed through a group of protestors following a white nationalist rally called "Unite the Right." The other two victims were officers from the Virginia State Police Department who were involved in a helicopter crash outside of Charlottesville. The previous night, hundreds of white nationalists, holding tiki torches, participated in a rally at the University of Virgina to protest the proposed removal of the Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee statue. Last October, the Tennessee Historical Commission denied Memphis City Council's application to relocate Forrest's statue that was erected in honor of the former slave trader, Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan member. (Yalonda M. James/The Commercial Appeal)
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