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Opinion/Editorial: Councilor should speak up now to calm raging fire
Daily Progress Editorial Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 7 a.m.

Lee Park, as it was then known, and the Robert E. Lee equestrian statue have existed peacefully in downtown Charlottesville for over 90 years. Reports in The Daily Progress from its beginning reflect civic pride.

While recently some have stated their aversion to the park and the alleged white supremacy it represents, we also observe that on non-demonstration days the park remains much the same as ever: popular with others, whether townspeople or patrons of the nearby churches and their soup kitchens.

On demonstration days, when the media’s watching, it has become an epicenter for civil unrest, racial and political hatred, and intolerance.

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