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Lexington Mayor Jim Gray Responds On Twitter To Violence In Charlottesville

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Lexington Mayor Gray tweeted out several statements in response to the violence that broke out at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Gray said: "Today's events in Virginia remind us that we must bring our country together by condemning violence, white supremacists and Nazi hate groups. We cannot let them define our future."

On Twitter he also announced plans to try and move a confederate statues in Lexington that are currently at the historic courthouse. He said Saturday's tragic events in Charlottesville caused him to accelerate the announcement.

Gray said in a Tweet that Tuesday he will ask Council to support Lexington’s petition to the Ky Military Heritage Commission, a required next step. Details to come. Lexington's Confederate statues of Breckinridge & Hunt Morgan is located at the Historic Courthouse, which will soon be the new visitors center.

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