At a protest in favor of reproductive rights today in Richmond VA, protesters assembled on the Virginia Capitol’s steps. Police, many in riot gear, demanded that they disperse or be arrested. 33 people refused to leave the steps, and were arrested.
Top picture: The 33 arrestees, shortly before police moved in.
Bottom picture: Protester, identified as Mara Hyman, faces down cops in riot gear.
Dear Cops: If you need riot gear to keep a peaceful protest of a couple score of people “peaceful” then you’re doing it wrong.
But they’re just sitting there, they’re not even blocking the whole stairs.
Why did they need to be dispersed?
because someone felt threatened by them
bet you good money it was the governor