Saturday, June 27, 2020

Richmond Virginia Cops Take Revenge On Rioters

Six protesters are arrested in clashes with riot cops at Richmond's Robert E. Lee statue while Seattle demonstrators vandalize another precinct and violence erupts in Portland in another night of unrest

Violent protests and civil unrest continue to sweep the US, with police clashing with demonstrators in Virginia after riots broke out in Portland and Seattle during another night of chaos. Six people were arrested in Richmond on Friday night after protesters faced off with cops, pelting them with paintballs and other 'hard objects', police said. Chaos broke out near the Robert E. Lee statue where a crowd of 75 to 100 people had gathered and remained at 10pm - despite grounds closing at sunset.Richmond Police declared an unlawful assembly minutes later after protesters began to fire paintballs at officers, leaving four cops and one trooper injured. One officer required hospital treatment after he was struck in the back of the helmet with a hard object, authorities said. The RPD said they did not use tear gas on demonstrators but one officer discharged pepper spray at one point 'due to ongoing assaults from the crowds.' Five adults and one minor were arrested in the confrontation. Their charges range from unlawful assembly, obstruction of justice, trespassing and assaulting a law enforcement officer. Source

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