Protesters gather at John Marshall Courthouse in response to eviction proceedings

Protesters gather at John Marshall Courthouse in response to eviction proceedings
The protest is organized by the Richmond Tenants Union and focuses on Zacharia’s Brothers, a leading company that owns property throughout Richmond. (Source: Hannah Eason - The Commonwealth Times)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - A group of people in Richmond gathered at the John Marshall Courthouse Thursday to protest the unlawful detainer cases continuing in the city.

The protest is organized by the Richmond Tenants Union and focuses on Zacharias Brothers, a leading company that owns property throughout Richmond.

The Richmond Tenants Union delivered letters to the tenants, who were unaware of the court cases against them.

According to the Richmond Tenants Union, due to tenants not being aware of court cases, they don’t show up, therefore, the landlord automatically wins the case and can begin the eviction process.

“Notifying tenants of upcoming cases is just one step toward taking back the absurd amount of power landlords have taken from tenants over the years in our city,” Richmond Tenants Union said on Facebook. “It’s one step toward building tenant power.”

There are over 100 unlawful detainer cases for Zacharias Brothers tenants scheduled tomorrow in Richmond, nearly all of...

Posted by Richmond Tenants Union on Wednesday, July 8, 2020

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