Violent protests and civil unrest continued to sweep the United States. On another chaotic night, after riots in Portland and Seattle, police clashed with demonstrators in Virginia.
Police said the protesters confronted the police on Friday and arrested six people in Richmond. The police threw them with paintballs and other “hard objects”.
Chaos broke out near the statue of Robert E. Lee, where 75 to 100 people gathered and stopped at 10 pm, although the ground was closed at sunset.
After the protesters started to fire paintballs at the police officers, the demonstrators declared as illegal gatherings a few minutes later, injuring four policemen and one soldier.
Authorities said that a police officer was hit by a hard object in the helmet and asked for hospital treatment.
On Friday night, at the statue of Robert Lee in Richmond, violent scenes continued to appear, protesters confronted the police
The Virginia Police released a video of the body, they said the demonstrators were setting off fireworks
Demonstrators face police as they protest racial inequality in front of Richmond City Hall on Tuesday
The memorial has become the site of recent conflicts and unrest, and protesters have called for the removal of the Allied Statue
On Friday, there was chaos near the Robert E. Lee statue, which gathered a crowd of 75 to 100 people and stopped before 10 pm, although the ground was closed at sunset. Pictured: Early this month, crowds gathered around the defaced monument
The People’s Democratic Party said that they did not use tear gas on the demonstrators, but that a police officer released pepper spray at a certain moment due to the continuous crowd attacks.
Five adults and one minor were arrested in the confrontation. Their allegations include illegal assembly, obstruction of justice, invasion and assault of law enforcement personnel.
The Virginia State Police said that shortly after the area was cleaned up at 11.30, protesters allegedly began shooting fireworks at the “policemen.”
The department released a video of the body, showing that explosives were being fired.
State police said at least one kind of pyrotechnic explosion was out of control by the protesters and attacked a person in the media.
As protesters called for the nationwide dismantling of Confederate statues, obelisks and other monuments, the memorial has become a venue for recent conflicts and unrest.
Seattle: On Friday, I saw a group of thugs throwing stones in the West End of Seattle and smashing a window
Photos on social media show damaged windows after angry protesters smashed windows
Seattle: A left-handed man who tried to take the hammer from a barricade on the CHOP (Capitol Hill Occupation Protest) district in Seattle on Friday.
Seattle: After the staff and heavy equipment of the Seattle Department of Transportation arrived at CHOP, the protesters lay down and sat on the street in order to eliminate roadblocks.
Lee’s 12-ton, 21-foot statue is particularly symbolic in Richmond, the former Federal Capitol.
Friday’s skirmish occurred during the weeks of demonstrations triggered by the death of George Floyd on May 25.
Across the West Coast, the protests in Seattle and Portland have escalated into chaos, and the police district is under siege.
Seattle officials are under increasing pressure to regain control of the protesters to establish a “police-free” Capitol Hill Autonomous Region (CHAZ) city.
KOMO-TV reported that a group of thugs threw rocks and smashed a window in the West End of Seattle on Friday.
Officers in riot gear quickly intervened and dispersed the crowd. No one was injured.
After the police set fire to the northern police district earlier in the day, the protests took place late in the night in Portland.
The video released by Portland Police on Friday showed the moment when a person was beaten by “violent demonstrators” in the city center.
Portland: Photos released by the Portland Police Department show that the demonstrators destroyed the business and set fire to an area in the early morning of the same day, the building was damaged
Portland: Videos and images posted on social media by demonstrator James Martin show that several fires occurred between the demonstrators and the police on the roadblocks between Thursday evening and Friday morning
Portland: On Thursday evening and Friday morning, the demonstrations turned violent in Portland, protesters launched several fires, and the police opened tear gas to try to disperse the crowd.
According to local news station KOIN, the gang was beaten and kicked out of a man between 4 Morrison Street and 4th Avenue at around 4 am on Wednesday.
Police said an attacker allegedly held a gun before the attack.
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan met with demonstrators on Friday, some lying on the street or sitting on barricades to stop the city’s efforts to demolish the “occupied” protest zone, which caused In response to President Trump’s contempt and lawsuits from nearby businesses.
In the early hours of Friday, the crew arrived in Capitol Hill, an occupied protest area in Seattle with heavy equipment, to prepare for the removal of the obstacles that were set up after the protesters clashed with the police on June 8. But in the early morning, they seemed to flinch instead of risking conflict.
A spokesman said that the mayor met with black ministers and some organizers on Friday night and suggested “steps she thinks can be taken in the next few days, including removing obstacles to create more opportunities.”
A Dulcan spokesman said the Seattle police had no plans to return to a nearby area this weekend, which was abandoned after clashes with demonstrators.