Police: White Supremacists Instigated Richmond Riots Disguised As BLM

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Artivia Tahir

White supremacists are to blame for the riots that broke out during a BLM protest in downtown Richmond

White supremacists allegedly instigated riots while posing as members of Black Lives Matter in downtown Richmond, Virginia over the weekend, according to WSLS-TV.

  • The rioters tore down police tape and marched towards the police headquarters, which is where they set a dump truck on fire.
  • Six people were arrested after the police called the event “unlawful assembly” and deployed tear gas.
  • Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney said:

“Their mission is simple, not the Richmond we know.”

  • Stoney also “thanked the Black Lives Matter protesters he said tried to stop the white supremacists from spearheading the violence,” according to the report.

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