Crowd erupts in cheers after council votes to move Confederate statues
An overflow crowd erupted in cheers as Lexington’s Urban County Council voted unanimously Thursday night to approve a controversial proposal to relocate two Confederate statues from the historic courthouse lawn downtown.
The crowd had filled the council chambers, overflow rooms, the government center lobby — and spilled onto the sidewalk outside — as the council listened to testimony from the public and prepared to vote.
Following recent violence in Charlottesville, Va., the debate in Lexington has generated national interest and attention.
Read the full story on the council’s vote here.
Here are highlights from the council meeting, and the reaction to the council’s vote: