Group covers Thomas Jefferson statue in front of UVA rotunda

It Begins UVA's Thomas Jefferson Statue Covered Up By Progressives Call Founding Father A 'Rapist'

Group covers Thomas Jefferson statue in front of UVA rotunda

There was a protest Tuesday night at the statue of Thomas Jefferson on the University of Virginia Grounds.

The NBC-affiliate in Charlottesville, Virginia, reports that dozens were out at the tarp with Black Lives Matter signs around 8 p.m.

Jefferson, one of the U.S. founding father, was known for owning slaves. Student and community members were demanding justice and equality.

The group covered Jefferson's statue in black.

The list said Jefferson's statue was "an emblem of white supremacy" that should be "re-contextualized with a plaque to include that history". He was also known for owning up to 140 slaves.

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