Bristol clergywoman asks city to relocate Confederate statue

(Herald Courier) – The Rev. Jackie Nophlin on Tuesday asked the Bristol Virginia City Council to move a Confederate statue off city property and relocate it somewhere else.

Nophlin said the statue shouldn’t be on public property, which is maintained by city work crews paid by the taxpayers.

Her comments occurred during the public comment portion of the council’s Tuesday meeting. She prefaced her comments by referring to a Bristol Herald Courier front page story on Oct. 19 about Confederate symbols in Southwest Virginia — some which have been relocated and some that have not.

“I am convinced more than ever not to continue to remain in silence over the statue located across from Cumberland Park on Lee Street — straight down the street — across from our Bristol Virginia School Board, of all places,” Nophlin…

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