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Lee Monument protest cleared - without incident - overnight

Posted at 7:55 AM, Jun 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-24 08:05:10-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Police cleared protesters from the area around the Robert E. Lee Monument without incident overnight.

Richmond Police declared an "unlawful assembly" at about 2:39 a.m. Wednesday. By 2:46 a.m., the department tweeted that the area was cleared.

The grounds around the Lee Monument officially closed at sunset, however, protesters were allowed to stay hours later.

The previous night, a dozen people were arrested for Unlawful Assembly in front of Richmond City Hall.