Anti-Trump protests continue in Richmond; RPD bracing for possibility of more

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Police in Richmond braced for a second night of protests Thursday, with officers reportedly preparing to use additional gear if necessary.

A police source told 8News that Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham had been briefed on the possibility of protests continuing through the weekend, which could potentially disrupt Saturday’s Anthem marathon.

Twelve people were arrested Wednesday night after protesters blocked a portion of interstate 95 and marched through the VCU campus area downtown.

On Thursday, protesters gathered once again at Monroe Park and marched through the city with signs, shouting expletives directed at President-elect Donald Trump.

Protesters told 8News the demonstration comes as part of an organized national effort to protest nightly in the wake of the election.

Thursday’s demonstrations appeared far more tame than on Wednesday when protesters entered traffic and blocked travel lanes on I-95 and the downtown expressway.

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