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Virginia Police withdrew a "fake" 2020 tweet about protesters bathing in tear gas near a statue of the South Army

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On Friday, the police station in the Virginia capital withdrew the 2020 tweet. City and demonstrator. 

In a series of tweets,Richmond Police Departmentadmits that the first June 1, 2020 tweet was "fake" and needs to be withdrawn. I did. 

"No RPD officer was blocked by violent protesters at Lee Memorial," the ministry said. "We didn't have to use gas in the Remonument to keep RPD officers safe."

The patriarchal struggle goes beyond the curriculum awakened on the Virginia Court.

The incident wasand died during a Minneapolis police detention a few days after George Floyd. This spurred large-scale national protests aimed at law enforcement and federal monuments when criminal and advocates of social justice went out on the streets. 

On June 1, 2020, Richmond police officers used Tiagas against a crowd of peaceful demonstrators near the Lee Memorial. At the time, the ministry said there were several demonstrations, but not all were peaceful. 

This was confusing, officials said. 

The tweet in question says: Needed to keep them safe. The

department continued to explain the withdrawal. 

"The crowd seemed to be peaceful when the tear gas was first dispersed at Lee Memorial," read a police tweet.

Fox News has contacted the lawyers of the demo participants. 

A large group of protesters gather on June 2, 2020 around the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue near downtown in Richmond, Va. Virginia Gov. The Richmond Police Department on Friday retracted tweet about its response to demonstrations around the statue on June 1, 2020.

Many protesters in June Gather around the statue of General Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue near downtown Richmond, Virginia, on February 2, 2020. The Richmond Police Department on Friday withdrew a tweet about responding to the demonstration around the statue on June 1, 2020.(AP)

The police response to the protest has sparked criticism from local officials, including Mayor Richmond's Levar Stoney. .. Smith finally resigned.

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