(Matt Demlein, WRVA)

Arrests At State Capitol

Follows Protests Over ERA, Blackface Scandal

February 18, 2019 - 4:59 pm
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Richmond, Va. (AP) — Two protesters at the Virginia Capitol have been charged for vandalism and indecent exposure.  Capitol Police said 23-year-old Patrick Talamantes of Sacramento, California, was charged with vandalism and littering after he tossed a container of red dye in a Capitol fountain.  Police said they stopped an unnamed woman who had a dye pack by another fountain, and she was issued a notice barring her from the Capitol for six months.

Police said Talamantes and the woman were part of a small group of protesters who called on Governor Ralph Northam to resign while gathered at the Executive Mansion. Northam's been under fire after a racist picture surfaced in his medical school yearbook.

Police said 45-year-old Michelle Sutherland of Florida was charged with indecent exposure in a separate protest related to the Equal Rights Amendment.

             

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