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VIDEO: Workers Cover Robert E. Lee Statue In Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - AUGUST 13: The statue of Confederat Gen. Robert E. Lee stands in the center of Emancipation Park the day after the Unite the Right rally devolved into violence August 13, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Charlottesville City Council voted to remove the statue and change the name of the space from Lee Park to Emancipation Park, sparking protests from white nationalists, neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan and members of the 'alt-right.' (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - AUGUST 13: The statue of Confederat Gen. Robert E. Lee stands in the center of Emancipation Park the day after the Unite the Right rally devolved into violence August 13, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Charlottesville City Council voted to remove the statue and change the name of the space from Lee Park to Emancipation Park, sparking protests from white nationalists, neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan and members of the 'alt-right.' (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

A statue of Robert E. Lee was covered with black tarp in Charlottesville, Va., Wednesday afternoon following a unanimous vote by the city council to do so.

The Charlottesville City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to cover Confederate statues in black cloth to symbolize the city’s mourning of Heather Heyer, who lost her life during the violent Charlottesville riots.

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All five members of the council support removing the statue of Robert E. Lee from Emancipation Park, previously known as Lee Park.

Mayor Mike Signer asked Virginia’s General Assembly to amend its law regarding the removal of statues after the “Unite the Right” rally. There is a court injunction which currently prevents Charlottesville from removing the Robert E. Lee statue, so instead they have covered it with the black tarp.

“It is time for the Jackson and Lee statues to be relocated to a battlefield park or a museum where they will neither be reviled or revered,” council member Kathy Galvin said during a Monday news conference.

Police arrested three individuals for disorderly conduct and obstruction of justice after a group of protesters stormed a town hall meeting Monday. The council continued the meeting after the arrests, but changed the format into a town-hall session.

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