The council governing Virginia’s capital city has once again indicated they don’t want the authority to determine the fate of the city’s Confederate monuments.
Six weeks after a white nationalist rally and counter protests erupted in Charlottesville, residents of the community are still grappling with the deadly violence and the fate of two statues.
A Confederate monument in a historic Fairfax City cemetery was vandalized early Thursday, and police are investigating.
“It has become increasingly clear in recent weeks that memorials such as this are hurtful to many residents in our community and elsewhere,” said Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman.
A committee established to consider changing the names of streets and landmarks named after Confederate figures in Alexandria has recommended changing the name of Jefferson Davis Highway.
A push to block any changes to Confederate monuments or memorials fell short in Virginia’s General Assembly this week after some heated debate.
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