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Replace Robert E. Lee statue with one of Heather Heyer: petition

Heather Heyer

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- There is an online petition to replace the statue of Robert E. Lee in Emancipation Park with one of Heather Heyer, reports the CBS affiliate here, WCAV-TV.

The petition, on Care2.com, had nearly 13,600 supporters as of 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Heyer was killed on Saturday when a car plowed into a group of protesters.

The driver, who is facing a second-degree murder charge, is a known white supremacist.

The petition says Heyer should be honored for her efforts to oppose racism and bigotry.