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Large crowd expected at Robert E. Lee statue Friday; evening road closures in place

A large number of people are expected to gather at the Robert E. Lee Monument for a candlelight...
A large number of people are expected to gather at the Robert E. Lee Monument for a candlelight vigil Friday night.(Hannah Eason - The Commonwealth Times)
Updated: Jun. 19, 2020 at 2:21 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - A large number of people are expected to gather at the Robert E. Lee Monument for a candlelight vigil Friday night.

Due to the anticipated size of the event, Richmond police have closed the following roads from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday:

  • Monument Avenue between Lombardy Street and Meadow Street
  • Allen Avenue between Park Avenue and West Broad Street

People are expected to gather for a Black Lives Matter candlelight vigil hosted by recording artist and Petersburg native Trey Songz.

The area was already packed with people by 10 a.m. for a Juneteenth celebration by the Richmond Action Alliance.

TAKE A LOOK: The Richmond Action alliance group is hosting a Juneteenth Festival at the Robert E Lee monument. Terrance Dixon NBC12 is there now to give a look into the action.

Posted by NBC12 on Friday, June 19, 2020

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