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University of Virginia to remove Confederate plaques, ban open flames
The University of Virginia is removing Confederate plaques from its Rotunda, strengthening its ban on open flames and giving funds from an old KKK pledge to the Charlottesville violence victims as it grapples with the Aug 11 white nationalist rally on its campus. Open flames were a primary feature of the visuals coming out of Charlottesville on Aug 11. That evening, a large group of white nationalists marched to protest the removal of a statue honoring Confederate Gen. Robert E Lee.
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