RPD hosting community meeting to address planned Monument Ave. demonstrations

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Richmond Police Department is hosting a community meeting on Thursday to address the concerns of residents ahead of this weekend’s planned demonstration on Monument Avenue.

A group called, ‘CSA II: The New Confederate States of America,’ has planned a ‘Protect The General Robert E. Lee Monument Rally,’ for this Saturday, Sept. 16 beginning at 10 a.m.

The rally, which is likely to draw protesters, comes in the wake of last month’s violence in Charlottesville, leaving many Richmond residents concerned about safety.

The community discussion will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 14 at First Baptist Church located at 2709 Monument Avenue. The forum is open to the public.

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