Richmond

End of History: Virginia’s Robert E. Lee Statue Coming Down

A 130-year-old statue of Civil War General Robert E. Lee that dominates a traffic circle in Richmond, Virginia, will fall Wednesday. The end of the largest extant Confederate monument in the United States draws to a close a series of protracted legal challenges that began more than a year ago when Gov. Ralph Northam ordered its removal.

July 4, 2020; Richmond, Virginia, United States; The full moon rises behind the Robert E. Lee Monument. Mandatory Credit: Scott P. Yates/Rockford Register Star via USA TODAY NETWORK

Watch – 2A Activist: Media Smearing Virginia Protesters as ‘Nothing but White Rednecks’

“Every news piece you’ve seen on this… have brought up the issue of race as though it’s nothing but white rednecks and hillbillies out here who care for the Second Amendment,” said a Second Amendment activist, who was standing outdoors in 26 degrees Fahrenheit temperature Monday morning in Richmond, Virginia, to protest against Governor Ralph Northam and the state Democrats’ push for comprehensive gun control.

2A Activist: Ralph Northam 'Hiding Behind Fences' Like the King in Brave Heart Is 'Garbage'

Why Does San Francisco Smell Like Sulfur?

The streets of San Francisco are used to weird smells. However, on Wednesday morning, a mysterious rotten-egg and sulfur-like odor that baffled city and federal agencies and prompted dozens of phone calls of complaint.

San Francisco graffiti (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Artists Call for End to Oakland Evictions

Three Bay Area residents say they have collected over 1,000 signatures from local artists and have penned a letter calling on Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf to stop landlords from evicting residents of warehouses similar to the “Ghost Ship” where 36 people perished in a deadly blaze earlier this month.

Oakland fire warehouse (Eric Risberg / Associated Press)

Burnt Ramen: Richmond Artists Protest Evictions

Over 100 supporters of Richmond’s legendary underground punk venue Burnt Ramen attended a City Council meeting on Tuesday night and protested outside against the closure of their “safe space,” in what they described as a “witch hunt” by authorities following a deadly fire on Dec. 2 that claimed 36 lives in an Oakland warehouse just 12 miles away.

Burnt-Ramen-punk-concert (Miles Gehm / Flickr / CC)