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.
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.