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After series of violent clashes, state of Virginia puts restrictions on protests at Lee monument

The State of Virginia imposed strict limitations on Monday on demonstrations at the Robert E. Lee statue in the state’s capitol, one of the oldest Confederate monuments in the country, after a string of clashes there.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia announced the emergency regulations, which restrict crowd sizes at the Lee Monument to 500, down from 5,000, and ban guns at permitted events. The rules will also require permits for events there that draw at least 10 people.


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