RICHMOND, VA, June 15 — After months of the coronavirus lock-down and more than two weeks of Black Lives Matter protests that have been met with new police aggression, it looks like things could get even tenser in the capital city.
RICHMOND, VA, June 13 — The largely youthful anti-police-abuse protests of the past two weeks in Richmond got a voice of their own today as several hundred mostly young people turned out for what was promoted as an RVA Youth Rally.
RICHMOND, VA, June 12 — Richmond police have confirmed the arrest of one of several heavily armed individuals involved in an incident early this morning at the Lee statue on Monument Avenue. Several others were “detained,” but apparently have not yet been charged.
Statement by member of the Virginia Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality Joseph Rogers regarding the night of June 1, 2020.
The Virginia Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality has been calling for taking down all the city’s white-supremacist memorials since 2007 and is elated to learn today that some of the statues’ days are now officially numbered. Their demise is long, long overdue.
Statement by member of the Virginia Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality Kat McNeal regarding the night of May 31, 2020 and the mass arrest that took place on that date.
RICHMOND, VA, May 31 — For the second night in a row, Virginia’s capital city has experienced an unprecedented rebellion against racism.