The statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that brought white nationalist groups to Charlottesville, Va. last week was covered with a black shroud Wednesday.
The Charlottesville City Council voted Tuesday night to cover two Confederate statues — one of Lee and another of Stonewall Jackson — with black fabric to signal the city's mourning over those killed during the events on Aug. 12.
The meeting was the first since white nationalist groups clashed with counter-protesters. The white nationalist groups descended upon Charlottesville to protest the removal of the statue of Lee, and the rally turned deadly after a suspected Nazi sympathizer ran his car into the group of counter-protesters, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring 19 others.
Two Virginia State Police officers also died when, as they responded to the events in Charlottesville, their helicopter crashed.
Police were called to the city council meeting Tuesday, and the panel was forced to abandon its agenda after angry protesters and residents chanted "blood on your hands" and demanded answers from city councilors for their response to the violence last week.
"You had multiple opportunities to intervene, and you did not intervene one time," an unidentified man yelled during the meeting. "We told you exactly what you needed to do, and you did nothing."
"Somebody has to be held accountable not only for those three lives but for every injury that happened this past weekend, and I'll be damned if I see another one of my brothers or sisters get beaten or die," Don Gathers, a Charlottesville resident, said.
Three people were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.