Protest Scheduled At Jeff Davis

RPD Will Have Officers Out, But Monument Will Not Be Closed

August 16, 2018 - 1:35 pm

Richmond, VA (wrva.com) - Richmond Police say they will have officers out by the Jefferson Davis Monument on Monument Avenue this Sunday, as a protest is scheduled at the site Sunday afternoon.  Some Southern Heritage groups are planning a protest to the Monument Avenue Commission's recommendation that the Davis Statue be removed.  The Commission also recommended context be added to other Confederate statues.

RPD Spokesman James Mercante says Monument Avenue will not be closed, and they will not allow anyone to block traffic.

Richmond Police say they expect a peaceful event.