The far-left mayor of Richmond, Virginia, the former capital city of the Confederacy, ordered that the body of a Confederate general be disinterred and reburied in an effort to be “more inclusive.”
After years of legal wrangling, a Richmond Circuit Court judge finally authorized the removal of a Confederate monument erected to honor the memory of General Ambrose Powell “A.P.” Hill Jr. The monument had been sitting at the intersection of Laburnum and Hermitage, a high-traffic thoroughfare in Richmond, since 1891.
Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, a Democrat who has stood in solidarity with Black Lives Matter in the past, ordered all Confederate statues removed in 2020 amid public unrest and rioting in the wake of the death of George Floyd. At the time, Stoney blamed white supremacists as the “leading force” behind many of the riots. [In fact Antifa/BLM were responsible. —Eds]
Until recently, Hill’s remained the last Confederate monument on public display in the city, but on December 12, it too was taken down. Removing the Hill monument was not as simple as removing other monuments, though, for one key reason: Hill’s remains had been buried under the monument. In order to remove the monument entirely, Hill’s body would have to be dug up and reburied elsewhere.