Norfolk files lawsuit to have Confederate statue removed

The city wants to remove the Confederate monument standing in downtown Norfolk, citing its "constitutional right to move [the monument] from where it now stands." The lawsuit challenges the state's law, named the Protection Statute, that protects monuments related to wars and battles, citing that the monument is city property and that Norfolk has a constitutional right to control who can tamper with it or move it from where it stands.
Published: 6:16 PM EDT August 20, 2019
Updated: 6:15 PM EDT August 20, 2019