7 day tweet volume :
Look at what’s happening everyone! The Cops are the thugs here. They clearly fired first shot and escalated the situation! @CBS6 @NBC12 #RVA pic.twitter.com/6r5lJSJkxT
Richmond police shot tear gas canisters into a 4000+ person, entirely peaceful protest gathered between Lombardy and Allen on Monument at 7:34pm, 26 minutes before curfew. Organizers were leading a chant moments before the use of force:

“Why are we here?”
“LOVE.”
WTF?! @RichmondPolice Badge #3119 spitting on a detained demonstrator. You lie and you assault. WE SEE YOU 🐝 pic.twitter.com/tsaW0f2OoO
Video of the tear gas spreading through crowd during #richmondprotest / #GeorgeFloydprotest in Richmond. pic.twitter.com/ohLxZrOOeF
  • Look at what’s happening everyone! The Cops are the thugs here. They clearly fired first shot and escalated the situation! @CBS6 @NBC12 #RVA
    @annttmoney
  • WTF?! @RichmondPolice Badge #3119 spitting on a detained demonstrator. You lie and you assault. WE SEE YOU 🐝
    @RVAdirt
  • Video of the tear gas spreading through crowd during #richmondprotest / #GeorgeFloydprotest in Richmond.
    @myVPM
  • EVEN Syria is standing with the BLM movement!? SYRIA! on top of godamn ruins. Save your excuses.
    @samiasnothere
  • To the peaceful protesters who were gassed tonight, please come. I want to apologize in person.
    @LevarStoney
  • this is what we mean. fkn quit that job if u truly care. he did. i respect dat
    @Y2KANi
  • THE POLICE WERE SPOTTED INSTIGATING VIOLENCE MULTIPLE TIMES AGAINST PROTESTERS!! DO NOT LET THIS GO UNSEEN
    @EDDIFUL
  • Tonight in Richmond, VA. Peacefully protesting, it was 30 minutes before curfew. The RPD shot tear gas into the crowd for NO REASON. Share this. Show the media who the instigators really are. #richmondprotest #BlackLivesMatter
    @rosebr0wn19
  • “cops wouldnt shoot you if you were being peaceful”
    @liveinochi
  • Vine St. Expressway, Philly. THEY ARE LITERALLY TRAPPED.
    @bbcease
  • We were only peaceful. Remember this when it’s on the news. ##richmondprotest
    @CaleighBocrie
  • @PlayStation
  • @notmastrofpuppt
  • This white mans name is Raymond Trzaskos and he is intentially setting traps for looters like this is a hunting game!! Right here in Phoenix, AZ. THIS IS PREMEDITATED MURDER. DO YOUR THING TWITTER, spread this shit like wildfire.
    @jessicaneeely
  • The police after protesters get pictures of them kneeling
    @HesAtYoWindow
  • please watch. please listen closely. if anyone has any information on this man / a link to his go fund me please let me know. this is absolutely not okay. we will not be silenced.
    @sweeeetdee_
  • This says it all. #GeorgeFloyd #BlackLivesMatter #REVOLUTION
    @YourAnonCentral