Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Follow up to WTH?

So I found out that apparently the reason for the shutting down of the parking lot was due to protesters demonstrating starting at about 7:15 am.

They had taped it off (only one entrance/exit) and were apparently hindering people from entering.

Word got round and some people refused to move, so some were arrested.

The reasoning behind their protests were due to the C Lot being on a slave burial ground.

It doens't mention that anyone was harmed, but I guess the occurrence was recently after The Lumpkin's Slave Jail markers were placed in 17 locations in Shockoe Bottom.

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1 comment:

  1. Oh! this is a big topic in the river city, especially because of 2011 being the sesquicentennial of the civil war...i went to a town hall meeting about VCU/lumpkin issue last year. VERY poignant stuff.