Black Lives Matter, Group Covers UVA Jefferson Statue, Lists Demands

FROM FOX WVIR:

Protestors gathered at the University of Virginia Tuesday evening and shrouded the statue of Thomas Jefferson to denounce white supremacy.

Photo: WVIR-TV Charlottesville

Protestors turned out with Black Lives Matter signs around 8 p.m.  The group of about 100 people included students, faculty and community members. The group used a tarp to cover the statue of Thomas Jefferson that sits in front of the UVA Rotunda.

Three people were on the statue and a sign on top of the covering read: “TJ is a racist and rapist.”

On the ground, members in the group read a list of demands which included removing the Confederate plaques on the Rotunda and banning white supremacist hate groups from grounds, calling out UVA alumni Jason Kessler and Richard Spencer specifically.

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