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