VIDEO: Man Attempts to Cut Off Tarp Covering Robert E. Lee Statue in Charlottesville

Not all Americans are allowing Confederate statues to be put down without a fight. A man identified as John Mishka took out his trusty knife to cut away the black tarp covering Charlottesville’s Robert E. Lee statue. As you can imagine, the man was verbally accosted by onlookers. Mishka then gave a short speech, calling the tarp a “desecration.”

Washington Examiner reports:

An armed man wearing a tie dye shirt attempted cut down a tarp that was placed over the Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Va. on Wednesday.

The man, who according to the local ABC affiliate also had a pistol, used a knife to try and cut down the black fabric. Workers covered both the Lee statue, and another of Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson after the city council unanimously voted to do so on Monday.

The man seen in multiple videos posted online, identified as John Mishka, called the vote “illegitimate.”

“This is a desecration, and this needs to come down, OK? This cover needs to come down, now if this city was so adamant why are we not having a public referendum and vote over this,” the man said.

He also said, “Slavery was the birth defect of America, and it was wrong.”

As The Gateway Pundit reported earlier, Democrats voted on Tuesday to cloak local statues in black sheets.

This is the modern Democrat Party.

ABC News reported:

The Charlottesville City Council voted to drape two Confederate statues in black fabric during a chaotic meeting packed with irate residents who screamed and cursed at councilors over the city’s response to a white nationalist rally.

The anger at Monday night’s meeting, during which three people were arrested, forced the council to abandon its agenda and focus instead on the tragedy that surrounded the rally. Covering the statues is intended to signal the city’s mourning for Charlottesville resident Heather Heyer, who was killed when a car slammed into a crowd protesting the rally.

“I think what you saw last night was a traumatized community beginning the process of catharsis,” Mayor Mike Signer told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

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