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Black Lives Matter protesters cover Thomas Jefferson statue at the University of Virginia

Protesters on top of the Thomas Jefferson statue at the University of Virginia. (Photo, ABC7) 

Exactly one month after white supremacist and counter demonstrators clashed in the streets of Charlottesville, resulting in the death of a young woman, a different group is now targeting a Thomas Jefferson statue.

This happened on campus at the University of Virginia and it all started at about 8:00 p.m. Tuesday night.

Dozens of Black Lives Matter protesters defaced and covered the statue of one of the country's Founding Fathers, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and third President. He also founded the University of Virginia.

However, Jefferson is also known for being a slave owner.

The demonstrators posted a sign that read "TJ is a racist and rapist." They marched and chanted “no Trump, no KKK, no racist UVA.” Back on August 15, President Trump referring to all the Confederate statues coming down, posed the question to reporters if statues of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson would be next.

The statue has since been uncovered, though officials are not sure who is responsible.

This group also read demands calling on the school and the town to condemn future KKK and white supremacist rallies. There has been no comment from the school yet this morning.

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