Lee statue - New Year's Eve

An American flag, a chain and a sign hang on top of the shrouded Robert E. Lee statue in Emancipation Park on Sunday night.

A chain, an American flag and a sign were hung on Charlottesville’s statue of Robert E. Lee on Sunday.

The sign quotes an 1869 letter from the Confederate general regarding a ceremony to mark the Battle of Gettysburg.

A city police spokesman said there did not appear to be any damage to the statue or the tarp, which was first hung by city officials in August.

No arrests had been made as of press time.

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