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SUMMER 2020 ISSUE
The Summer 2020 issue of the Virginia Defender was published on August 14, 2020. Click here to find a full PDF and links to each story.
“PATRIOT” CALLS FOR ARMED OCCUPATION ON MONUMENT AVENUE
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 YOUTH SPEAK OUT
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.
ARMED RIGHT-WINGERS DETAINED AFTER INCIDENT AT LEE MONUMENT; ONE ARRESTED
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.
RACIST MONUMENTS TRASHED IN FORMER CAPITAL OF THE CONFEDERACY
RICHMOND, VA, May 31 — For the second night in a row, Virginia’s capital city has experienced an unprecedented rebellion against racism.
“NO MORE MURDERED & MISSING INDIGENOUS WOMEN! SUPPORT THE WET’SUWET’EN STRUGGLE!”
RICHMOND, VA, Feb. 29 — “Today is the day! Bring your hand drums, bring your songs, grab your red shawls, put on your jingle dress, bring a sign and bundle up. We will see you at 1500 E. Main St. at 1 pm as we march to bring awareness to our Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and show support for our Wet’suwet’en relatives!”