2 arrested after smoke devices ignited in Carytown protest


RICHMOND, Va (WRIC) — Two people are in custody following a protest in Carytown Saturday night.

Richmond Police said a group of about 50 people gathered on Cary Street, near S. Nansemond Street, around 8 p.m.

A witness told 8News that the protesters were wearing masks at the time.

Authorities followed the group as they walked, headed towards Arthur Ashe Boulevard, and several “smoke” devices were ignited.

One person was arrested for unlawful actions during a protest.

Authorities said that’s when an officer was assaulted and a second person was then arrested.

That officer was not injured.

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

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