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Richmond Protests Turn Violent
Quote:One person was arrested after overnight protests in downtown Richmond near VCU and Monument Avenue turned violent.

While 8News was not able to determine who organized the march, groups carrying anti-fascist flags chanted anti-Confederate phrases and demanded that the monuments be removed.

Police said demonstrators marched from the corner of Broad Street and North Laurel Street west toward Lombardy before getting onto Monument Avenue and marching to the Robert E. Lee Monument. The group then turned around and stopped briefly by the JEB Stuart Statue before getting back on Broad Street.

At one point, a protester carrying an anti-fascist flag climbed the JEB Stuart Statue and put the flag on the monument; the flag has since been removed.

Some protesters became aggressive towards journalists and screamed vulgar language to law enforcement.

8News reporter Tracey Smith says she witnessed a man get hit in the head with a bat. There’s no word yet on how many people were injured.

http://wric.com/2017/08/13/protesters-op...-richmond/
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Keep those idiots west of town please. Don't need their violence.
08-14-2017 09:43 AM
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They will NOT succeed in removing the monuments from Monument Ave.

The only one that doesn't belong is the Arthur Ashe monument. Nothing against the guy, but it is very out of place.
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(08-14-2017 09:47 AM)ECUGrad07 Wrote:  They will NOT succeed in removing the monuments from Monument Ave.

Monument Avenue is a National Historic Landmark so, yeah, it'll take more than violence against reporters to get those monuments moved.
08-14-2017 09:51 AM
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State law prohibits the removal of any statue, at least thatcis my understanding of law. I am sure the Virginia Supreme court will uphold that law.
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(08-14-2017 09:55 AM)hburg Wrote:  State law prohibits the removal of any statue, at least thatcis my understanding of law. I am sure the Virginia Supreme court will uphold that law.

Not to mention the million dollar homes that line that street. The governor isn't going to want to lose all those donations.
08-14-2017 10:13 AM
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The tough guys beat up a photographer.

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What happened in Virginia will only make the removal of confederate symbols faster.

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08-14-2017 10:20 AM
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(08-14-2017 10:20 AM)Fitbud Wrote:  What happened in Virginia will only make the removal of confederate symbols faster.

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Richmond's mayor, who is African-American, has already said he's in favor of keeping the monuments but adding historical text around the building of the monuments. Makes sense to me.
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(08-14-2017 10:25 AM)VA49er Wrote:  
(08-14-2017 10:20 AM)Fitbud Wrote:  What happened in Virginia will only make the removal of confederate symbols faster.

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Richmond's mayor, who is African-American, has already said he's in favor of keeping the monuments but adding historical text around the building of the monuments. Makes sense to me.
Aye. I agree.

I didn't care for the Arthur Ashe monument. There are many other black Virginians that deserved it. Like Joseph Ranger of the Virginia Navy in the Rev. War or William Harvey Carney who was the first African-American awarded the Medal of Honor. Those guys should have been put there rather than Ashe. Just my opinion though.



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