Jefferson statue is shrouding in black in Charlottesville

A controversial statue of Thomas Jefferson located at the University of Virginia

A controversial statue of Thomas Jefferson located at the University of Virginia

A group of people has covered up a statue of Thomas Jefferson in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The group marched on campus around 8 p.m. on Tuesday with Black Lives Matter signs, and three people were seen sitting on the statue covered in black. This comes after the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville. Student and community members were demanding justice and equality.

The black tarpaulin cover has since been removed, according to USA media.

The list said Jefferson's statue was "an emblem of white supremacy" that should be "re-contextualized with a plaque to include that history".

One person was killed when a auto rammed a crowd of people who were against the August rally.

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