Ky. mayor: 2 Confederate statues to come down after Charlottesville

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The mayor of Lexington, Kentucky, says after the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, he is holding the stairs to mislay two Confederate-era statues from the lawn of a former courthouse. 

Mayor Jim Gray tweeted Saturday he will ask the Lexington-Fayette County Urban County Council at its Tuesday work event to ask a state military elect for permission to take down the statues of John Hunt Morgan and John C. Breckinridge. 

Gray tweeted he dictated to make the proclamation next week, but the “tragic events in Charlottesville” had accelerated his announcement.

Violent clashes occurred Saturday between white nationalists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville. Three people were killed, including a lady who died after a motorist plowed into a organisation of pacific marchers. Dozens some-more were injured. 

The nationalists had collected to criticism the city’s plans to mislay a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. 

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