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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2018, file photo, cars pass by a statue of Confederate Gen. A.P. Hill that had been vandalized overnight in Richmond, Va. The Virginia Supreme Court has tossed out an injunction handed down by a Richmond judge that barred officials from removing the only remaining Confederate monument owned by the city. The decision could clear the way for the removal of the statue. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Injunction barring Richmond from removing monument tossed

Aug. 27, 2020 6:42 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Supreme Court has tossed out an injunction handed down by a Richmond judge that barred officials from removing the only remaining Confederate monument owned by the city. Richmond Circuit Judge Bradley Cavedo issued a 60-day injunction in July shortly after Mayor Levar...

A parking lot and small park mark the location of the Lumpkin's Slave Jail house near downtown Monday, July 27, 2020, in Richmond, Va. It is the site of the Sacred Ground Historical Reclamation Project that was announced by Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

In former Confederate capital, a push to honor the enslaved

Jul. 28, 2020 2:39 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — For more than 150 years, Virginia's capital city greeted visitors with a landscape steeped in Confederate heritage and dotted with its relics, including a collection of enormous statues to rebel fighters. Tucked away, or in many cases buried, was evidence of Richmond's pivotal role in...

Police and protesters square off outside the Richmond Police Department headquarters on Grace Street in Richmond, Va., Saturday, July 25, 2020. (Joe Mahoney/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Fires set, windows shattered during raucous Virginia protest

Jul. 26, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A city dump truck was set on fire as protesters faced off with police in Virginia's capital during a demonstration billed as support for protesters on the other side of the country in Portland, Oregon. College buildings and other property also were damaged. Virginia State Police and...