RICHMOND, VA. -- The VCU Police Department is asking for the community’s help in identifying individuals seen on camera damaging property on the Monroe Park Campus over the weekend.
The Richmond unrest that started Saturday night and continued into early Sunday morning caused in excess of $100,000 in damages at Virginia Commonwealth University, according to the university's president.
Police declared an unlawful assembly as hundreds gathered outside Richmond Police Headquarters around 11 p.m. during a demonstration in support of protesters in Portland, Oregon.
That "loosely organized group" blocked traffic, shattered windows, tagged buildings and sidewalks with graffiti and set fires as they marched through downtown, the VCU campus and the Fan, a Richmond Police spokesperson said in a news release Sunday afternoon.according to police.
"VCU supports free speech and stands in solidarity with those peacefully expressing messages of social justice and equity for all people. VCU does not condone - under any circumstance - acts of violence or vandalism, regardless of the purported cause."
VCU Police is releasing clips of security camera footage in an attempt to identify suspects:
Video 1 / YouTube Link: West Grace Street, July 26, 2020 (Video)
Video 2 / YouTube Link : Floyd Avenue, July 26, 2020 (Video)
Video 3 / YouTube Link: Floyd Plaza, July 26, 2020 (Video)
Video 4 / YouTube Link: University Student Commons, July 26, 2020 (Video)
Video 5 / YouTube Link: Grace and Broad Residence Center, July 26, 2020 (Video)
Video 6 / YouTube Link: VCU Police Headquarters, July 27, 2020 (Video)