The Confederate-era statue issue is just beginning

A statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is lowered to a truck for removal Friday, May 19, 2017, from Lee Circle in New Orleans. (Scott Threlkeld / AP)

Charlottesville, Virginia, was the home this weekend to a "Unite the Right" white nationalist rally that ended with one progressive protester killed, and two state police officers dead from a helicopter crash. The purpose of the rally was to oppose the removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee.

But Charlottesville is not the only city with Confederate-era statues. One was ripped down Monday night in Durham, North Carolina, and other cities are debating or facing active calls to remove their Confederate memorials and statues.