RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Virginia Commonwealth University's President Michael Rao is asking everyone to stay away from Monument Avenue this weekend due to the rallies that will take place.
In a letter to the VCU community, he expressed his concerns for safety.
VCU student government also issued a response in connection with Saturday's rally. They want to make sure that "students are aware of the neo-Confederate group that is planning to protest the removal of Confederate statues on Monument Avenue."
VCU is also providing transportation for students to attend an alternative event at Huguenot High School called Building A Just Richmond.
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