Tag Archives: Richmond

Police: Richmond Riots Sparked By White Supremacists

Roanoke’s NBC News affiliate reports: Riots in downtown Richmond over the weekend were instigated by white supremacists under the guise of Black Lives Matter, according to law enforcement officials. Protesters tore down police tape and pushed forward toward Richmond police headquarters, where they set a city dump truck on fire. Six people were arrested. The mayor of Richmond thanked the …

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Stonewall Jackson Statue Removed In Richmond

The Associated Press reports: Work crews wielding a giant crane, harnesses and power tools wrested an imposing statue of Gen. Stonewall Jackson from its concrete pedestal along Richmond, Virginia’s famed Monument Avenue on Wednesday, just hours after the mayor ordered the removal of all Confederate statues from city land. Mayor Levar Stoney’s decree came weeks after Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam …

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Virginia: Volunteers Rush To Scrub “White Lives Matter” Graffiti From Monument To Tennis Great Arthur Ashe

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports: The Richmond statue of Arthur Ashe was vandalized with “white lives matter” graffiti tags late Wednesday morning, setting the community further on edge followings weeks of protest and vandalism throughout the city. After photos of the vandalism on the statue honoring the civil rights activist and tennis icon were shared to social media earlier in the …

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Jefferson Davis Statue Torn Down In Richmond [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Protesters tore down a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis along Richmond, Virginia’s famed Monument Avenue on Wednesday night. The statue in the former capital of the Confederacy was toppled shortly before 11 p.m., news outlets reported. Richmond police were on the scene and videos on social media showed the monument being towed away as a …

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Columbus Statues Destroyed In Boston And Richmond

The Richmond Dispatch reports: About a thousand protesters gathered around the city’s monument to Christopher Columbus in Byrd Park on Tuesday evening to stand in solidarity with indigenous peoples. After about seven speakers, the crowd began to march down Arthur Ashe Boulevard, chanting “take it down.” Less than two hours later, they did just that. Upon returning to Byrd Park …

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VIRGINIA: Richmond City Council Approves Benefits For Gay Spouses

Last night’s vote in Virginia’s capital comes with a major proviso. The impassioned debate over gay marriage burst into Richmond City Hall on Monday night as the City Council voted to approve an ordinance granting spousal benefits to gay employees — if Virginia law eventually allows it. After several speakers warned of the wrath of God if the council approved …

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Brian Brown: It’s A Virginia Emergency!

“Three members of the Richmond City Council have introduced an ordinance that would recognize same-sex ‘marriages,’ in violation of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Virginia! This is the latest in a string of nationwide efforts by the same-sex ‘marriage’ lobby to circumvent the law and impose a genderless marriage regime on the American people against their will. We can’t …

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VIRGINIA: Richmond City Council To Consider Benefits For Married Gay Couples

The Richmond City Council will meet in early September to consider an ordinance that would recognize the marriages of gay city employees who made it legal in other states. A major local church is already slamming the move. “When the country gets to a point where we make legal what God says is not legal,” said Richmond Christian Center Pastor …

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