Gov. Northam announces removal of Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond

Virginia

Northam to speak at 11 a.m.

RICHMOND, Va. (WDVM) — Virginia Governor Northam announced the removal of a historic Robert E. Lee statue on Monument Avenue in Richmond on Thursday effective immediately.

“We have to confront where we have been to get where we are going.”

According to Northam, the statue will go into storage until the community can decide a use for it. Northam spoke about concrete steps that need to be taken in Virginia to better address police brutality such as diversifying police forces and implementing de-escalation training for all officers.

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