The Charlottesville City Council voted to drape two Confederate statues in black fabric during a chaotic meeting packed with irate residents who screamed and cursed at councilors over the city's response to a white nationalist rally.
Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer is calling for a special General Assembly session to speed the removal of Confederate monuments in the city and around the state. Signer says it’s important to deny white supremacists “the twisted totems they seek.”
A commission considering the future of Richmond’s Confederate monuments now has new orders. Late Wednesday, Mayor Levar Stoney directed the commission to include an examination of removal or relocation of the monuments.