RPD: Large crowd expected to gather at Robert E. Lee Monument Friday

Robert E. Lee Monument

Hundreds of people in Richmond gather around the Robert E. Lee monument on June 3,2020. (Photo: 8News Reporter Talya Cunningham)

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond Police Department is warning residents that a large crowd is expected to gather at the Robert E. Lee statue on Monument Avenue Friday evening.

Officers say a candlelight vigil will be held. Traffic will be impacted.

According to police, the following roads will be closed from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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

This is a developing story. Stay with 8News for updates.



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