Woodbridge, VA - Republican gubernatorial candidate Corey Stewart announced today that he will hold a rally at the Charlottesville City Hall to protest the City Council's decision last week to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The rally will begin at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, February 21, just before the Council's 7:00 PM meeting.
This past Saturday, Stewart and conservative African-American activist Thaddeus Dionne Alexander were mobbed by dozens of Black Lives Matter and other agitators at the site of the statue as they recorded a Facebook Live video, which has since gone viral. "The Charlottesville City Council is trying to erase history. They are desecrating the monument to one of Virginia's greatest heroes," Stewart said. "I ask all Virginians to stand with me to protest the Council's decision and reverse this politically correct madness."
As Governor, Stewart said that he will sign legislation prohibiting the removal of any memorial commemorating any war hero. "This is our heritage. It is our history. Robert E. Lee was a great American and Virginian. After the Civil War, General Lee spent the rest of his life working to reconcile and heal the country. He deserves our respect," Corey Stewart concluded.
Video of Corey's speech from Lee Park this past Saturday is available for viewing here.
Stewart Rally for Lee Statue
Charlottesville City Hall
605 E. Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
You can RSVP by going to http://www.coreystewart.com/defend_virginia_heritage_at_charlottesville_city_hall.