Richmond Police declare unlawful assembly at RPD Headquarters overnight


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond Police Department declared an unlawful assembly on Saturday night after continued unrest in the city brought protesters to RPD Headquarters.

Before arriving at RPD HQ, hundreds of protesters marched through downtown Richmond — beginning at Monroe Park.

At 11:06 p.m., Richmond Police tweeted “please disperse or face arrest” when addressing protesters at the RPD HQ.

Virginia State Police joined in with Richmond Police during the protest and VSP posted a livestream of the incidents.

A dump truck was set on fire outside of RPD HQ as officers tried to secure the area before firefighters could respond.

Tear gas was deployed around 11:10 p.m. after the unlawful assembly was declared and protesters began to disperse.

This is a developing story, stay with 8News for updates.


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