Governor Declares State of Emergency For Charlottesville Anniversary

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Governor Ralph Northam and the City of Charlottesville declared states of emergency for the Commonwealth and the city to address the potential impacts of events in and around the City of Charlottesville and outside of Washington, D.C., on August 10-12, 2018.

Anticipating potential unrest this weekend, states of emergency have been declared for the Commonwealth and the city of Charlottesville by Governor Ralph Northam.

Northam's action authorizes local and state resources to pre-stage and coordinate response to keep the peace and address potential impacts of events in and around the City of Charlottesville and outside of Washington, D.C., on August 10-12.

If you plan to attend any of the events in Charlottesville this weekend, the city manager has prohibited several items, including: BB Guns, Pellet Guns, Air Rifles or Pistols, Paintball Guns, Pellet Guns, Nunchucks, Tasers, Stun Guns, Heavy Gauge Metal Chains, Lengths of Lumber or Wood, Poles, Bricks, Rocks, Metal Beverage or Food Cans or Containers, Glass Bottles, Axes, Axe Handles, Hatchets, Ice Picks, Acidic or Caustic Materials, Hazardous or Flammable or Combustible Liquids, Skateboards, Swords, Knives, Daggers, Razor Blades or Other Sharp Items, Metal Pipes, Pepper or Bear Spray, Mace, Aerosol Sprays, Catapults, Wrist Rockets, Bats, Sticks, Clubs, Drones, Explosives, Fireworks, Open Fire or Open Flames, and Any Other Item Considered an “Implement of Riot.”


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