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Virginia Flaggers' Construction Equipment Stolen From I-95 Confederate Flag Site

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The group behind the construction of a confederate flag site in central Virginia saw a key piece of equipment stolen last week.

In a Monday blog post, the Virginia Flaggers said that a $20,000 excavator was lifted from the construction area in Chester, Va. between Thursday and Friday. According to the group, evidence collected shows that a truck and trailer was used to swipe the machinery.

"This is not going to stop," Grayson Jennings, a member of the Virginia Flaggers, told WWBT-TV. "We better not catch whoever is doing it. That is all I have to say."

Back in August, Raw Story explained how the Virginia Flaggers purchased the plot of land off Interstate 95, planning to plant a flag that would "serve to welcome visitors and commuters to Richmond, and remind them of our honorable Confederate history and heritage.” By late September, the group followed up on that promise, planting a 15-by-20 foot flag before more than 200 onlookers.

According to WWBT-TV's Tuesday report, the missing excavator was being used to help clear trees so that the planted flag can be better seen from the highway. Chesterfield County police confirmed to the television station that this is considered to be a larceny case.

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