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3 Wingnuts attended the National Day Against Police Brutality Rally held last Night (October 22nd) in Shockoe Bottom. The rally was organized to take advantage of the InLight event happening in that area. About 12-15 people attended the rally, holding banners and a black flag. One person read some statements about police brutality in our communities, and who and why the police are mostly oppressing. Then the group read off the names of people who had been murdered or brutalized by the police.
The InLight Festival goers were sometimes interested, but others were aggressive and very upset. Some told the protesters that they just wanted to look at art. But the Richmond rally was meant to bring the reality of police brutality to people who do not experience it in their daily (privileged) lives. The rally was essentially questioning why some people should be privileged enough to go and look at art and not stop and think about the people who have suffered at the hands of the police.