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LOCAL Announcement :: Civil & Human Rights

Protest Robert E. Lee Jan 12th

This Friday, January 12th at noon the Sons of Confederate Veterans will be gathering in front of the Robert E. Lee monument to celebrate Lee's 200th anniversary. The Virginia Anti-War Network is calling for a counter protest to show our disgust and contempt for the racist ideas that Lee has come to epitomize.
This Friday, January 12th at noon the Sons of Confederate Veterans will be gathering in front of the Robert E. Lee monument to celebrate Lee's 200th anniversary. The Virginia Anti-War Network is calling for a counter protest to show our disgust and contempt for the racist ideas that Lee has come to epitomize. This statue was recently cleaned to the tune of a 1/2 million dollars, money that is badly needed for education, health care and any number of other things necessary for people's daily existence. Despite what revisionists may claim Lee was a slave owner and he most certainly supported the cause of slavery.
As anti-racists we must make it clear that we do not support the canonizing of his life or ideas. His statue and monument avenue as a whole are symbols of the racism which still permeates our lives and society in destructive and revolting ways. So let's show what we really feel for Lee and all he stands for. Bring your banners, signs,
noise makers, costumes, friends, and the kitchen sink. We will be meeting at the Lee monument at 11:30-11:45 to get ready.
 
 


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