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Gov. Northam Extends State of Emergency in Richmond Through July 30

Northam: "The Commonwealth continues to have a compelling interest to maintain peace and order"

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Gov. Northam has quietly extended the state of emergency due to civil unrest in the city of Richmond through July 30. Northam’s reasoning is:

“Richmond continues to experience and address daily protests, rallies, marches, and other public demonstrations. Often, peaceful demonstrations evolve into conflicts with law enforcement during late night and early morning hours. These events have required significant intervention to ensure the safety of protestors and the public, protect property, and provide additional resources to support our local and state partners…The Commonwealth continues to have a compelling interest to maintain peace and order. “