Monthly Archives: May 2020

Northam Declares State of Emergency in Virginia After ‘Escalating Violence’

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency Sunday in response to “escalating violence across the Commonwealth,†allowing cities and counties more resources if there is another night of protests. “This emergency declaration will provide the necessary support to localities as they work to keep our communities safe,†Northam said in a release. “There are many voices speaking out…

Fires, Looting, Tear Gas: DC in Turmoil Following 3rd Night of Protests

Angry protesters took over the streets of downtown D.C., again Sunday night, with some setting fires, looting, and vandalizing buildings and cars as unrest cropped up elsewhere in Northwest D.C. Sixty-one U.S. Park Police officers and seven D.C. police officers were hurt in the clashes, officials said in updates Monday.  Three Park Police officers were hospitalized, a representative said. One…