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Armed group ordered to leave Richmond monument

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Posted at 11:41 PM, Jun 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 00:55:08-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Police ordered an armed group of people to leave the Stonewall Jackson statue on Richmond's famed Monument Avenue Sunday evening.

The scene unfolded at the busy intersection of Arthur Ashe Boulevard and Monument Avenue as some people in that group tried to remove and paint over graffiti on the statue.

At least two other members of the group stood armed with loaded assault rifles.

Officers emptied the guns and ordered the group, along with protesters who had also gathered at the statue, to leave.

There was no word at last check if anyone had been charged in the incident.