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Mob Rule

Richmond, VA – Today, the Mayor of Richmond, Virginia, Levar Stoney, began removal of the statue of Stonewall Jackson on Monument Avenue, despite lacking the legal authority to do so. Stoney’s latest stunt is not only illegal, it fuels the flames of the violent and chaotic protests.

“Richmond is no longer run by the rule of law – it has devolved into anarchy,” said RPV Chairman Jack Wilson. “The loudest group of protesters or rioters are in control at any given moment. Caving to mob rule tells the mob that their violence and looting is the way to make change and that law and order is irrelevant. The Republican Party of Virginia renews its call for Stoney’s resignation on the grounds that his cowardice at a time that demands leadership again proves he is unfit to lead Virginia’s capital.”