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Kentucky Mayor Responds To Charlottesville, Will Remove Two Confederate Statues Even Quicker

By Collin Gossel

Mayor Jim Gray of Lexington, Kentucky, announced on Saturday, August 12th, that plans to take down two confederate statues at the former Lexington court house would be accelerated following the incidents of violence at last week's protest in Charlottesville, Virginia. Clashes between white nationalists and counter-protesters left three people dead, including a woman killed when a driver drove through a group of peaceful counter-protesters. Dozens more were injured.

In a series of tweets, Gray said he would be seeking support from the Lexington City Council to remove the statues to the Kentucky Military Heritage Commission on Tuesday, August 15th.