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Robert E. Lee monument tagged again; protestors gather at J.E.B. Stuart statue

Posted at 12:48 AM, May 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-31 02:15:57-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Just hours after workers used high-pressure sprayers to remove paint tossed on the Robert E. Lee monument, the statue on Monument Avenue was littered with graffiti during Saturday night's protest.

Protesters had also gathered at the base of the nearby statue of J.E.B. Stuart around 12:30 a.m.

"I'm not the leader, I'm just sad," one woman yelled. "I just got up here because everybody thinks this is fun. Everybody is treating this like it's a party. This is not a party, this is a reform movement."

WTVR CBS 6 is monitoring this event, while keeping our distance afar to protect our news crews. There has been a great deal of violence against journalists over the last 48 hours and we want to keep you informed, but will put the safety of our employees first. In fact, we have multiple security guards with our crews to help avoid danger, rather than go into it.