Maryland House speaker calls for removing Confederate statue

Renewed Calls to Remove Confederate Symbols in Lee County

"Following the acts of domestic terrorism carried out by white supremacist terrorists groups in Charlottesville Virginia this past weekend cities must act decisively and immediately by removing these monuments".

A 32-year-old woman was killed and more than a dozen others injured when a auto crashed into a crowd in an incident that is now being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice.

This weekend, white supremacists descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, to protest the city's removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

'I am taking action to relocate the Confederate statues.

Lexington, Kentucky will be the next city to shuffle the location of two of its Confederate-era monuments, the city's mayor, Jim Gray, revealed on Saturday.

When asked if he was concerned that his decision might cause white nationalists to protest in Lexington, Gray said the city is very compassionate but "we are are a very disciplined and prepared city". "We have thoroughly examined this issue, and heard from many of our citizens", he wrote.

"The tragic events in Charlottesville today have accelerated the announcement I meant to make next week", wrote Gray in a statement.

Vice Mayor Steve Kay said late Saturday that the 15-member council is expected to support the petition.

"It's the right thing to do", he told the Post. And that's why I've recommended to our council that they be placed along our Veterans Park War Memorial Walk together with two monuments to the union effort.

"It's my intention to move forward with the removal of the statues", Pugh, frustrated that the process wasn't already further along, told the Baltimore Sun Monday.

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