Charlottesville mayor wants special session to remove Confederate statue

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Charlottesville’s mayor called on Friday for a special session of Virginia’s legislature to let localities determine the fate of Confederate monuments like the statue at the center of a far-right rally that turned deadly there last weekend.

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer said in a statement that whether the monuments go to museums, cemeteries or elsewhere, “it is clear that they no longer can be celebrated in shared civic areas, like Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall.”

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