12 arrested in anti-Trump protest in Richmond; statues damaged

13News Now has the details

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Authorities say at least 12 people were arrested as hundreds marched through Richmond to protest the election of Donald Trump.

Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday night, blocking streets near Virginia Commonwealth University. Online video showed marchers chanting "No Trump. No KKK. No fascist USA" and carrying banners reading "Not my president."

Virginia State Police say troopers were called to the Downtown Expressway, where protesters sat in travel lanes and many refused to leave. Around midnight, troopers arrested 10 people and charged them with unlawful assembly and being pedestrians on an interstate.

The Richmond Police Department says it arrested two people who face the same charges.

Police say three statues of Confederate leaders along the city's Monument Avenue were vandalized, and the Republican Party of Virginia says protesters vandalized its headquarters.


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