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Richmond protesters march following Wisconsin shooting

Posted at 11:50 PM, Aug 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 00:22:02-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Demonstrators marched through Richmond on Monday evening in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man shot multiple times in the back by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin as he leaned into his SUV while his three children sat in the vehicle.

On Monday night, protestors gathered on Monument Avenue in the area they renamed Marcus-David Peters circle.

After marching from Monument Avenue to Broad Street and back, they projected an image of Blake on the Robert E. Lee monument.

Kenosha became the nation’s latest flashpoint in a summer of racial unrest after cellphone footage of police shooting Jacob Blake on Sunday around 5 p.m. in broad daylight circulated on social media.

The officers were placed on administrative leave, standard practice in a shooting by police. Authorities released no details about the officers or their service records.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.