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Richmond Police Officers Assaulted During Clearance Operation on Monument Avenue
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Richmond Police Officers Assaulted During Clearance Operation on Monument Avenue

Richmond, Virginia (STL.News)  For weeks, in response to community concerns, on-going illegal activity, and health concerns, a city-wide task force has been educating and engaging people who have been occupying the area in and around the Circle at Monument and Allen avenues. Today, at approximately 8a.m., as the city attempted to get people to comply with the state and city ordinances that govern activities in that public area, RPD officers were assaulted.  Several felony arrests were made. For more than 60 days, the area in an around the circle has been occupied by demonstrators, some in violation of ordinances.  They have set up tents, taken electrical power, engaged in commerce without permits, displayed videos and played loud music. In response to concerns a task force was formed to...