Hundreds of people gathered in and around Monroe Park in Richmond to march in protest of President-elect Donald Trump Wednesday night.
From WRIC.com: no arrests made yet for these true hate messages
Protesters shut down several streets as they marched near VCU chanting, “No Trump. No KKK. No fascist USA.” Some were also carrying banners that read, “not my president.”
A large group was also seen marching onto I-95 south in downtown Richmond, eventually shutting down the interstate in both directions.According to police, ten people were arrested for refusing to leave and charged with unlawful assembly and for being pedestrians on an interstate.
The following people were arrested and charged (the ones in bold are VCU students:
According to police, Lewis was also charged with being in possession of a concealed weapon (flip-blade folding knife).
The protests continued into the early morning hours as they worked their way to Capitol Square and then back to VCU’s campus.
On Monument Avenue, both the Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee monuments were vandalized during the anti-Trump protests.Written in all caps on the Jefferson Davis Monument in Richmond were the words, "Your vote was a hate crime."
The Robert E. Lee Monument was also vandalized, though to this day no arrests have been made in for this hate message.
There can be no peace. The opposition truly believes a vote for Donald Trump on November 8, 2016 was a "hate crime."
Fitting the message was written upon a monument to a man who understood what this hatred truly meant.