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After Richmond City Council backs permanent removal, city to field offers for Confederate statues

Fair enough.

Already pulled from their pedestals and put in temporary storage at a sewage plant, Richmond’s Confederate statues are now officially up for grabs.

The Richmond City Council on Monday voted unanimously to permanently remove the statues already being held in storage, the result of Mayor Levar Stoney’s decision last month to take them down as protests gripped the city.

The council decision begins an offering period during which museums, historical societies, localities and other groups can submit proposals for the statues, including those of Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and J.E.B. Stuart.



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