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Judge indefinitely extends injunction preventing removal of Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond

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Posted at 5:37 AM, Jun 18, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. - A judge in Richmond ruled to indefinitely extend an injunction after hearing arguments over whether to put a temporary prohibition on the removal of a historic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

A circuit court judge added a 21-day injunction to the previous 10-day injunction issued June 8 that prohibits Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration from taking down the bronze equestrian statue.

It sits on Monument Avenue which is known to be a prestigious residential boulevard in the former capital of the Confederacy.

Northam announced the statue would be removed following protests over the death of George Floyd.