By Julia Manchester – 08/12/17 08:52 PM EDT

The mayor of Lexington, Ky., is accelerating his plans to remove Confederate statues from key locations in the city due to violence spurred by white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday.
“I am taking action to relocate the Confederate statues. We have thoroughly examined this issue, and heard from many of our citizens,” Mayor Jim Gray (D) said on Twitter.

Source – The Hill