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June 11, 2020
Signs of the South or Symbols of Oppression? Debate over Confederate flags, monuments intensifies. By Taj Simmons | VIRGINIA (WSLS 10)
The Confederate flag is light enough to fly freely in the Virginia breeze, but it carries a heavy emotional weight for some. Protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death have directly led to some Confederate monuments coming down, either by force or by legislative action. Read full report.

June 11, 2020
Other nations dealt with bloody relics, Confederate monuments remain in US
By Leandra Bernstein
Following the end of World War II, the Allies occupying Berlin destroyed Nazi monuments and made it illegal to retain, display or install any kind of Nazi propaganda or symbolism – a policy later adopted in Germany’s legal code. Read full report

June 2, 2020
Forum in Blacksburg park calls for changes to race relations and police interactions. By Yann Ranaivo | VIRGINIA (Roanoke Times)
Local government officials and community leaders from across Montgomery County took the podium Tuesday afternoon to call for sweeping changes to race and police relations. The event, which drew more than 200 people and took place in Marcia’s Park in Blacksburg, came just a day after hundreds of demonstrators marched through downtown to call for an end to police brutality and… Read full report

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