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RICHMONDERS SAY ‘NO’ TO NAVY HILL PROJECT

This story was published between issues of the newspaper. Reproduced here for accessibility and archival purposes.

Originally published November 12, 2019 on the Virginia Defender Facebook page.

Seven protesters outside of Richmond City Hall.

By Phil Wilayto

RICHMOND, Nov. 12 — Braving chilly weather, scores of people gathered this evening on the steps of Richmond City Hall to show their opposition to the so-called Navy Hill project, a massive downtown development scheme headed by Dominion Energy Chairman, President and CEO Thomas F. Farrell II.

After rallying from 4:30 to 5 p.m., the protesters trooped upstairs to City Council chambers to “tell council: enough is enough.” As stated on the event’s Facebook page, “… Richmond deserves more. We demand world-class public schools, housing for all, and living wage work. No more evictions. No more corporate giveaways. … Let’s make our voices heard!”

According to the Facebook page, the protest was called by Richmond for All and Race Capitol.

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