BLM, Antifa anarchists attempted to set up their own CHAZ / CHOP-like Autonomous zone, but Richmond Police weren’t having any of it.
Richmond, Virginia has seen nearly four weeks of BLM / Antifa rioting supposedly spurred on by the killing of George Floyd and last night was no different.
Richmond Police declared unlawful assemblies at different sites every night since last Sunday.
On Wednesday, Richmond police declared an unlawful assembly at the Lee monument at 2:39 a.m., and cleared the area at 2:46 a.m., according to an RPD Twitter post.
OVERNIGHT UPDATE: Four arrests made. pic.twitter.com/dwYVxHXosn
— Richmond Police (@RichmondPolice) June 25, 2020
Because the statue sits on state property, Capitol Police led the response, in conjunction with Virginia State Police and RPD, to the unlawful assembly, which Capitol Police public information officer Joe Macenka said was declared because the area is closed between sunset and sunrise.
According to Virginia state law, an unlawful assembly may be declared whenever “three or more persons assembled share the common intent to advance some lawful or unlawful purpose by the commission of an act or acts of unlawful force or violence likely to jeopardize seriously public safety, peace or order.”