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Government spends millions to guard Confederate cemeteries

 

October 16, 2018



ALTON, Ill. — After last year's deadly clash between white nationalists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, the federal government quietly spent millions of dollars to hire private security guards to stand watch over at least eight Confederate cemeteries, documents from the Department of Veterans Affairs show.

The security effort, which runs around the clock at all but one of those VA-operated cemeteries, was aimed at preventing the kind of damage that befell Confederate memorials across the U.S. in the aftermath of the Charlottesville violence.

http://www.startribune.com/government-spends-millions-to-guard-confederate-cemeteries/497586921/

 

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