Virginia receives new request for rally at Robert E. Lee monument days after Charlottesville violence

The Department of General Services of Virginia has received a request from a Confederate heritage group called' Americans for Richmond Monument Preservation' to hold a rally in the state's capital of Richmond.

If the request is granted, the rally would take place on September 16th, less than a month after the "Unite The Right" rally was held, which is about an hour away from Charlottesville.

The "Unite The Right" rally was the brainchild of Richard Spencer, a white nationalist who famously said "Heil Trump" at the alt-right National Policy Institute Conference last year.

White supremacist protesters violently clash with counter protesters:

Virginia's governor has not commented and Richmond's mayor referred questions to Capitol Police, who cannot get involved until after a decision by the Dept. of General Services has been made, because they are a legislative agency.

After the attacks in Charlottesville over the weekend, the mayor of Lexington, KY has also pushed for the removal of two confederate statues that are on the lawn of an old courthouse.