Richmond Protest Turns a Violence. Live News About Richmond Protest.
Richmond Protest Turns a Violence. Protesters occupy the Headquarters.The protesters threw traffic cones, barricades and concrete trash cans into the street, used vehicles to block off the street.set up tents in front of the City Hall entrance doors, and threw rocks and other objects at the officers, the department said.
Police Officer’s Warning A Msg To Protesters.Please leave the area immediately. Failure to disperse will result in arrest.
But Protest Still Not End. Police use chemical agents, flash bangs to disperse crowd outside RPD headquarters. Police tweeted a photo of rocks, batteries and other items the department said were thrown at its officers during the protest. A video also showed an officer extinguishing a mattress on fire in the middle of a road.
Police later tweeted a photo of rocks, batteries and other items the department said had been thrown at its officers during the protest, which they said “prompted an Unlawful Assembly being declared.”
CBS6 reporter Rob Desir shared video footage on Twitter showing protesters carrying umbrellas outside the police department and signs saying “Black Lives Matter.”
“Protesters are ignoring commands to disperse! RPD has announced that failure to do so will result in the release of chemical agents,” Desir wrote.
“Someone smashed the windows on dump truck and set it on fire,” he added alongside a clip of the burning truck.
In another tweet, Desir reported that police released chemical agents to clear the area and one protester had been taken into custody.
Saturday protest—called “Richmond Stands with Portland”—had started at a park before demonstrators marched to police headquarters.
Protesters were told to meet at Monroe Park at 9.30 p.m. in a profanity-laced flyer circulating on social media. “F**k the Feds. F**k RPD. F**k VSP. F**k Trump,” it said.
Federal agents in Portland have repeatedly deployed tear gas and other munitions during clashes with protesters outside a federal courthouse in the city in recent days.
The Trump administration sent federal authorities to Oregon’s largest city in a bid to quell protests that have taken place nightly for more than seven weeks since the death of George Floyd, a Black man, in Minneapolis police custody on May 25.
One of the protesters was also charged with four counts of assault on a law enforcement officer, according to the department, which said an officer was injured when he was struck on
“Clearly Richmond needs a different path forward,” he said. “These nightly conflicts cannot continue indefinitely.”