by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/18/17, 04:32 pm
Cities across the country are responding to calls to remove Confederate monuments after violent clashes between white supremacists and counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Va., last week. Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer asked Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to convene an emergency meeting of state lawmakers to allow the city to remove the disputed statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Signer said the city must act “by denying the Nazis and the KKK and the so-called alt-right the twisted totem they seek.” The U.S.