Local authorities are taking down the statue of Robert E. Lee who led the forces of the Confederacy during the US Civil War, APA reports citing Sputnik.
On 2 September, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled that the state can remove the statue from Monument Avenue in the city. The high court's ruling came after two lawsuits filed by people who attempted to prevent the statue from being taken down.
Richmond, once the capital of the Confederacy, has removed several other pieces of Confederate statuary on city land since George Floyd's death. The latter has prompted the removal of Confederate monuments across the nation.