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The governor of Virginia is expected to announce the removal of a prestigious Confederate monument from the state capitol’s historic Monument Avenue, the AP has reported.
Democrat Ralph Northam will hold a press conference at 11am ET, where he is expected to announce the state will remove a massive statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee, and place the statute in storage. The state will then seek a new location for the statue.
I will hold a press conference at 11:00 AM tomorrow.
We will not have our regular 2:00 PM briefing, as there is a televised memorial service for George Floyd scheduled to begin at the same time.
Please tune in. ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/SNzU4PaCyB
Minnesota attorney general Keith Ellison spoke out on ABC news this morning to say he is confident of achieving convictions in the cases of the police officers charged in the homicide of George Floyd on May 25.
He took over the case at the weekend and charged the three former officers yesterday who were with former officer Derek Chauvin as they tried to arrest Floyd and he ended up dead after Chauvin kneeled on his neck. The three others have been charged with aiding and abetting murder by Chauvin.