A statue of University of Virginia founder Thomas Jefferson was covered in a black tarp Tuesday evening, following a student protest led by Black Lives Matter.
Students joined a protest in the rain Tuesday evening exactly one month after a white supremacist rally resulted in the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer and two state police officers. The protesters displayed a placard that read "TJ is a racist and rapist" and later marched and chanted "no Trump, no KKK, no racist U.Va."
Another sign at the base of the monument read "Black Lives Matter — Fuck White Supremacy."
The demonstration, which began at 8 p.m., resulted in students covering the statute with black tarp and posing with the figure holding signs that read "Hoos Against White Supremacy" and "Fuck Silence."
Charlottesville's city council voted in August to cover its Robert E. Lee statue with a black tarp to symbolize the city's mourning of Heyer's death.
U.Va.'s Black Student Alliance published a list of demands shortly after after Heyer's death on Aug. 20. They have demanded the school to acknowledge the former president's ownership of slaves and white supremacist ties in a new plaque.
The tarp was later removed early Wednesday.