Body Cam Shows Fireworks Being Launched 'at Police' During Richmond Protest

Police clashed with protesters in Richmond, Virginia, on June 27, according to local reports.

Richmond Police said it declared an unlawful assembly at the Lee Monument just after 10 pm on Friday because paint balls were fired at officers.

Virginia State Police said this footage shows fireworks being launched at police by protesters on Monument Avenue. They reported on the dangers associated with fireworks. “At least one of the protester’s pyrotechnics spun out of control & struck an individual in the median,” they reported.

Local student media reported that police used “chemical agents and explosives” against protesters. Credit: VA State Police via Storyful

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