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Jovanka Beckles

Police remove protesters from Richmond City Council chambers Tuesday. (City of Richmond)

Raucous Protesters Disrupt Richmond City Council Meeting

A City Council meeting was brought to a standstill in Richmond on Tuesday night when raucous protesters had to be escorted out by police, a councilman said.

07/24/2013

Richmond City Hall

Anti-Gay Speech At Richmond City Council Meetings Prompts Response

Anti-gay language spouted at Richmond City Council meetings has prompted action from the city’s Human Relations Commission, but is also raising issues about free speech.

07/23/2013

Pride Flag (credit: Ludovic Bertron/Wikipedia Commons)

Openly Gay Richmond Councilmember Surprised By Backlash Over Pride Flag

The first openly gay city council member in Richmond said she never expected a backlash from raising the rainbow gay pride flag at city hall, especially since it’s not the first time the flag has flown there.

06/24/2013