"They're ripping down our history," President Donald Trump said of U.S. protesters. "That's where these guys begin. They take away your history."
"Much of the racial tension, strife and protest we're seeing across the country emanates from right here in Charlottesville," community organizer Don Gathers said. "But now we're moving the needle in a positive way."
Authorities have asked Alabama Representative Will Dismukes to turn himself in on charges of felony theft, weeks after Dismukes incited national controversy by attending an event memorializing Nathan Bedford Forrest.
Richmond, Virginia will "offer the monument or memorial for relocation and placement to any museum, historical society, government, or military battlefield" for a period of 30 days.
Neighbor in Salt Lake County said the Adult Probation and Parole officer was "for sure making a statement" by flying the flag.
Memorial services for the late congressman in Alabama will continue later this evening and on Sunday.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the defense spending bill by a veto-proof majority on Tuesday.
"These decisions were made for a reason," Don Bolduc said in July. "Statues were put up for a reason."
Charlotte Martin, former chair of the Hendricks County Democratic Party, stepped down from her position after being questioned about her membership with the United Daughters of Confederacy.
General Mark Milley said that bases named after Confederate generals could remind soldiers that "that general fought for an institution of slavery that may have enslaved one of their ancestors."
"At a time when we are debating Confederate statues, I don't know what the difference is between the Confederacy and CHOP, other than slavery," Ari Fleischer said.
The attorney representing the descendants said the monument's destruction would cause his clients to "suffer irreparable harm."
In a statement, Walmart said the decision was "consistent with Walmart's position to not sell merchandise with the confederate flag from stores and online sites."
Student-athletes at a high school in Tyler, Texas are boycotting the school's jerseys until the school board cuts ties to its Confederate general namesake.
More than 1,700 public Confederate monuments and symbols remain in place across the U.S.
The attorneys asked for the removal of the statues on Wednesday because they "offend guarantees in our state and federal Constitutions."
Lowndes County Supervisor Harry Sanders said that dependency still occurs today and criticized black people for being the only ones unable to assimilate.
The removal of the statue came after an 11-1 vote by the Historic Properties Advisory Commission on Friday.
In his Friday ruling, Judge Clarence Seeliger referred to the monument as "a potential catastrophe that could happen at any time if individuals attempt to forcible remove or destroy it."
"We wouldn't name American military bases after enemies who attacked our country," says an advertisement released Friday by veteran's group VoteVets.
"Military leaders, active duty troops, veterans, civil rights organizations and every day Americans have long called for changing the names of these installations and acknowledging that the cause for which they fought was wrong," Reps. Anthony Brown and Don Bacon said in a joint statement.
"Monuments to men who advocated cruelty and barbarism to achieve such a plainly racist end are a grotesque affront to those ideals," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrote Wednesday.
President Donald Trump says his administration "will not even consider" renaming military bases despite recent announcements from the U.S. Marines and Navy to remove Confederate flags from their installations.
The plaques will be removed from their spots at Gorgas Library on the campus of the Univerity of Alabama and placed in a "more appropriate historical setting," according to a Monday statement from the university.
"We should not give Davis, a traitor and racist who lived in our state for less than a year, his own state holiday," Alabama State Representative Chris England wrote Thursday.
The move may be related to protests against police brutality and racism that have erupted throughout the U.S. after the May death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd.
Researchers have found hair dye bottles and evidence of a photographic studio at Camp Nelson—a former Union camp.
"The blacks are immeasurably better off here than in Africa, morally, socially, and physically," the book said.