By Brandon Jarvis

This story is not complete. This is simply the view of a historical movement from one person’s perspective.

Protesters gather near the State Capital Building on June 1st
Car covered in name of victims of police violence. June 1st. –
Protesters march through downtown Richmond towards Monument Ave. June 1st.
Protesters gather around the J.E.B. Stuart state. June 1st.
In front of the Robert E. Lee statue. Protesters form a line with their hands up as police officers storm down Monument towards them. June 1st.
Police officers in masks form a line to the west of the Lee Statue moments before deploying tear gas and pepper spray at the peaceful crowd. June 1st.
Richmond Police deploy tear gas into the crowd of protesters. June 1st.
The crowd runs away after Richmond Police deployed tear gas and pepper spray. June 1st.

A crowd is gathered outside of City Hall in Richmond to hear his apology for the tear gas from the previous night. June 2nd.
The crowd waited for Stoney to walk at the door onto the steps of City Hall. June 2nd.
Two organizers of the movement in Richmond try and get the crowds attention. June 2nd.
Stoney tried to talk to the crowd but did not have a sound system set up which made communication difficult. June 2nd.
The crowd in front of City Hall takes a knee. June 2nd.
A young girl is now asking Stoney a question: she talks about how she was scared to talk to him because she is afraid of being tear-gassed. “I don’t want you to think like that,” says Stoney. “It is unacceptable to most because we told you to protest and demonstrate the pain” June 2nd.
Police Chief Will Smith spoke very briefly to the crowd. June 2nd.
Police Chief Will Smith. June 2nd.
Protesters left City Hal and marched downtown l after the Mayor went back inside. Main Street, June 2nd.
Several elected officials attend a large protest in Chesterfield against police violence. June 3rd.
Chesterfield County. June 3rd.
The crowd practiced the chants for the protest. June 3rd.
Chesterfield Deputy that marched with the crowd. June 3rd.
Same Chesterfield Deputy. June 3rd.
Joi Bowles led the crowd as they sang “Lean on Me”. June 3rd.
The most moving moment of the evening took place during the closing prayer. Reverend Marcus Leggett brought his son to the top of the steps and asked for police officers to surround his son.
June 3rd.
“God, let this vision go across this country. Let this vision tell them we know it can happen right here in Chesterfield County.” June 3rd.
Monument Avenue. June 3rd.
“I tried to come up with a caption for this photo but I failed. It’s hard to put words to the vibe here right now. After the governor announced the impending removal, paired with no police presence, the new paint job, and everyone just hanging out vibing. I won’t forget this” – Brandon Jarvis

Crowd gathers in front of 7/11 on West Main Street bear VCU. June 3rd
Protesters take over Cary Street in Carytown. The march and vehicle traffic traveled the wrong way on the one-way street as they marched through the high price shopping district. June 3rd
Protester lays on ground with hands behind his back as the crowd chants “I can’t breathe” June 3rd
150-200 people marched against police brutality in Prince George county on June 6th.
Dontae works in law enforcement but says he attended because he is black first. This is his son in the photo he is holding. June 6th in Prince George County.
The Prince George Police Chief is now speaking, Keith Early, “ I’m going to shoot from the hip”. June 6th.
Prince George County. June 6th.
Prince George County. June 6th.
“Farmers for Black Lives” Prince George County. June 6th.
Attendees of the Prince George march who are younger than 25-years-old. June 6th.
Thousands marched on June 7th in Henrico County’s east end.
Henrico County. June 7th.
Creighton Road, Henrico County. June 7th.
Creighton and Laburnum. Henrico County. June 7th.
The Lee Statue is surrounded by signs of black people who have been killed by police. People wipe tears from their eyes as they read the signs. June 11th
Lee Statue, Monument Avenue, Richmond. June 11th
The former home of the Jefferson Davis statue on Monument Avenue. Richmond. June 11
A protest begins at Monroe Park in Richmond on June 14th.
Bicyclists black Belvedere at Franklin Street in Richmond. June 14th.
Dump trucks and officers in riot gear prevent protesters from getting too close to the Police HQ on Grace Street in Richmond. June 14th.
The entrance to Richmond’s police HQ. June 14th.
Richmond Police HQ. June 14th.
Richmond Police HQ. June 14th.
Protesters walk down Broad Street to reach the opposite side of Police HQ. June 14th.
Richmond Police HQ. June 14th
Richmond Police HQ. June 14th
The road in front of Richmond’s Police HQ is block by legs concrete barriers on June 16th.
Protesters gather in Monroe Park on a very rainy night. June 16th.
Police in riot gear stand in front of the entrance to the parking deck at Richmond’s Police HQ. June 16th
Richmond Police HQ. June 16th.
Protesters march down Broad Street to protest outside of Mayor Levar Stoney’s home. June 16
Monument Avenue at the Lee Statue on June 19th.
One of the kids parents said “these kids are going to grow up in a different world” June 19th.
Attendees from Petersburg, Virginia light candles on the Lee Statue in Richmond. June 19th.
June 19th, Richmond, Virginia.
Trey Songz arrives at the Lee Statue on June 19th.
Richmond City Councilman speaks alongside Trey Songz on June 19th.
Trey Songz led a march from the Lee Statue to the pedestal where the Jefferson Davis statue used to stand. June 19th.
View from the former home of the Jefferson Davis statue. June 19th.
Fireworks by the Lee statue on Juneteenth. June 19th.

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