Live Blog: Chopper 10 flies over protests in Norfolk, peaceful gatherings in Newport News, Hampton

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9:20 p.m. — Hampton Police tweeted around 9:20 p.m. saying they were thankful for a night of peaceful protests. They also reminded people there is a curfew in effect.

7:15 p.m. — Calvary Chapel is hosting Unity in the Community, a night for churches to come together to stand as one.

6 p.m. — A sea of people and signs at a peace rally and memorial at Ft. Monroe. Hundreds are out to remember George Floyd/others lost to injustice and to stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter 757.

WAVY News Reporter Geena Arevalo is there. Stay with WAVY.com for more coverage.

5:15 p.m. — Virginia Beach Police have put out a statement about peaceful protests.

Police said they do not anticipate any upcoming events will be disorderly, but said they want everyone involved to be “educated as to what the penalties could be for unlawful conduct.”

‘​As we continue to support the right for people to peacefully protest, we also have a duty to maintain order and safety,” the police department wrote in a news release.

Police continued: “We want to remind those partaking in these events that actions constituting criminal activity will not be permitted. Some of these actions include destruction of property, theft, and throwing objects at those attempting to gather peacefully as well as at law enforcement officers. Whether an object being thrown is a rock, a brick, a plastic bottle or something as simple as water, it is considered an assault if the recipient of such action is not a willing participant.”

5 p.m. — Black Lives Matter 757 is planning an #iAmNotaStatistic peace rally and memorial near the Chamberlain at Fort Monroe starting at 6 p.m. Friday.

They are asking people to show up around 5 p.m. so the event can start at 6 p.m. It will last until 7:15 p.m. so participants can get home before the 8 p.m. curfew, the group said.

WAVY News Reporter Geena Arevalo will be there. Stay with WAVY.com for more coverage.

3:45 p.m. — Protesters marched in Norfolk starting Friday afternoon. The protests are scheduled to last until 11 p.m.

The march was scheduled to move through various areas and may cause delays and detours to Norfolk routes during the time frame.

Chopper 10 flew above the planned protest march in Norfolk.

Read more on the weekend demonstrations for George Floyd across Hampton Roads.


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