(Charlottesville)- A Charlottesville Circuit Court judge is ruling against the removal of two Confederate statues. A group filed a lawsuit more than two years ago after the Charlottesville City Council voted to remove statues of Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. The defense argued that the statues send a racist message to residents of color. The judge ruled the statues don’t speak of hatred or stifle the voices of anyone in the community. A permanent injunction was issued to prevent removal or disturbance of the statues.