Virginia Protest – level 2

22-01-2020 15:00

The Virginia governor declared a state of emergency in Richmond that lasts from Friday until Tuesday. On January 20, there is going to be a demonstration of people who do not agree with new gun control legislation.

Organizers expect 50,000 people to attend the demonstration, and they ask demonstrators to keep it peaceful.

The state of emergency bans guns from the Richmond grounds. The governor decided to declare the state of emergency after he received some worrying information. The police expect that militia groups and hate groups may come to the demonstration.

In 2017, a man drove his car into protesters in another town in Virginia. He killed one person and injured several people. Officials want to protect the demonstrators in Richmond and make sure that a similar incident does not happen again.

Difficult words: gun control legislation (a law that controls the sale and keeping of guns), grounds (an area), militia group (a violent group of people who think that they protect other people´s rights).

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