Richmond

Mallory Noe-Payne / RADIOIQ

 

About half a dozen Neo-Confederates came from out of state to Richmond Saturday, stirring tensions and drawing hundreds of counter protesters. Many of the anti-racism protesters began their day at a unity rally at the city’s Maggie Walker monument.

Steve Helber / AP

 

 

A small rally of Neo-Confederates was overwhelmed in Richmond Saturday by hundreds of counter protesters. Police had prepared for the worst but the event ended quickly, and peacefully.

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Steve Helber / AP

A commission considering the future of Richmond’s Confederate monuments now has new orders. Late Wednesday, Mayor Levar Stoney directed the commission to include an examination of removal or relocation of the monuments.

Mallory Noe-Payne / RADIOIQ

 

 

What place should monuments to the Confederacy have in today’s cities? It’s a question that touches on deep nerves for many communities across the U.S. Now Richmond, the former capital of the Confederacy, is trying to handle that conversation with civility. But in the first of a series of public forums on the issue, tensions ran high.

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