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.