Photos of the Year 2020 

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Photographs from the turbulent year of 2020. By Scott Elmquist.
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Healthcare workers administered Covid-19 tests at Creighton Court on April 28.
Healthcare workers administered Covid-19 tests at Creighton Court on April 28.
Healthcare workers administered Covid-19 tests at Creighton Court on April 28.
Healthcare workers administered Covid-19 tests at Creighton Court on April 28.
Science Museum of Virginia.
Robert E. Lee Monument--June.
Jefferson Davis Monument.
Protestors await the arrival of the police at the Robert E. Lee Monument. June 23.
Trader Joe's shoppers in line for groceries. March 2020.
381 Movement in marching in Hillside Court.J June 26.
Capitol police confront a group of militia at the State Capitol. May 1.
The Vindicatrix (Miss Confederacy) was removed from atop the Jefferson Davis Monument on July 8. The bronze statue stood atop the monument since 1907.
Jose Jackson, Jackson Ward. January 31.
Stories Nzassi, 7, holds a enlargement of the January 2021 issue of National Geographic at a press conference at the VMFA on December 11.
Robert E. Lee Monument.
Virginia State Police surrounded the Robert E. Lee Monument after declaring and unlawful assembly and deploying tear gas to the crowd. June 27.
Virginia State Police surrounded the Robert E. Lee Monument after declaring and unlawful assembly and deploying tear gas to the crowd. June 27.
Workers pry placards off the Jefferson Davis Monument. July 8.
Bernie Sanders campaigns at the Arthus Ashe Center. February 27.
Isaiah Prince Trombone Robinson plays at the Robert E. Lee Monument. July 11.
State Sen. Amanda Chase announces her run for Governor at the State Capitol. February 17.
Reopen VA Rally. April 22.
Robert E. Lee Monument.
Membes of Virginia Militia on the steps of the State Capitol during a protest. May 1.
Phuong Tran, Digital Communication Manager at ACLU of Virginia. Top 40 under 40 awardee. October 27
Virginia State Police surrounded the Robert E. Lee Monument after declaring and unlawful assembly and deploying tear gas to the crowd. June 27.
George Floyd protest. Monroe Park, VCU. May 29.
A worker sprays a hornets nest prior to the removal of the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Churchill. July 8.
Broad Street.
Black Lives Matter protesters on Monument Ave.
Mayor Levar Stoney and police chief Will Smith at City Hall. June 2.
Robert E. Lee IV, the fourth great nephew of Robert E. Lee, speaks at a rally endorsing the removal of the monument. June 4.
Black Lives Matter protest, Broad Street. August 18.
381 protest. Hillside Court. June 26.
Mayor Levar Stoney stood before an angry, shouting crowd at City Hall, apologizing for the use of tear gas on protesters. June 2.
An angry crow confronted Mayor Levar Stoneyshouting crowd at City Hall, where he apologizing for the use of tear gas on protesters. June 2.
Shirley A. Snead addresses the crowd at a grassroots rally for justice at the 17th Street Marketplace. May 31.
Sharmar Hill, Sr, screams at a vigil for his three year-old son Sharmar Hill, Jr, who was shot at killed while playing outside in Hillside Court. Sharmar Hill, Sr. said, "You killed my son, you killed my hero."
Adam attends the Stop the Steal Rally near the State Capitol on November 7.
Black Lives Matter protestors and police squared off at the 4th Precinct on Cahmberlayne Ave. June 5.
The J.E.B. Stuart statue, Monument Ave. June 10.
The J.E.B. Stuart statue was removed on July 7.
Graffiti on the Jefferson Davis Monument.
Jefferson Davis Monument.
Jefferson Davis Monument. June 6.
The Stonewall Jackson statue moments before being removed. July 1.
Workers surrounded the Stonewall Jackson statue in a heavy downpour as it was lower onto Arthur Ashe Boulevard on July 1.
Black Lives Matter protesters rally at the city jail on June 5.
Reopen VA Rally. April 22.
Protesters surround the Christopher Columbus statue a few hours before it was torn down and thrown in Fountain Lake. June 9.
Virginia State Police form a barrier between protesters and the J.E.B. Stuart statue. Protesters attempted to pull down the statue around 9:30 p.m. on the evening of June 21.
An image of abolitionist and political activist Harriet Tubman is projected on the Robert E. Lee Monument as Virginia State Police form a barrier on Monument Ave. Police called the gathering of citizens an unlawful assembly and used tear gas to disperse the crowd. June 27.
A protester confronts the Virginia State Police on Monument Ave at the Robert t E. Lee Monument. Moments later he was sprayed with a chemical irritant. June 27.
Mayor Levar Stoney gazes at the crowd at the Robert t E. Lee Monument of June 2. After addressing the crowd by megaphone, he was booed as he left.
Workers remove the Matthew Fontaine Maury statue from Monument Ave. July 2.
Militia at the Virginia State Capitol. April 22.
William Schifflett of Lousia County at the United Daughters of the Confederacy. He says he was there to help protect the property which sustained damage in the previous evening's riots. May 31.
2nd Amendment Rally. 9th and Grace. January 20.
Members of the Virginia Militia protest Gov. Northam's shutdown policies at the State Capitol. May 1.
2nd Amendment Rally. 9th and Grace. January 20.
2nd Amendment Rally. 9th and Grace. January 20.
A poster warning citizens that it is illegal to carry a firearm on the grounds of the Robert E. Lee Monument. Dec 7.
2nd Amendment Rally.Bank Street. July 4.
A member of the Virginia Militia protests Gov. Northam's shutdown policies at the State Capitol. May 1.
2nd Amendment Rally. 9th and Grace. January 20.
2nd Amendment Rally. 9th and Grace. January 20.
Queen at the Reclamation Rally Day Three. July 16.
Reclamation Rally Day Three. July 16.
2nd Amendment Rally. 9th and Grace. January 20.
Blockade on Grace Street at the Richmond Police precinct.
A black Lives Matter protester on chamberlain Ave. June 5.
Robert E. Monument. May 31.
Citizens watching the removal of the Stonewall Jackson statue. July 1.
The Dominion building implosion. May 30.
Marcus David Peters projected on the Lee Monument. June 6.
Fredrick Douglas projected onto the Lee Monument.
An image of George Floyd projected onto the Lee Monument. June 6.
Juneteenth at the Lee Monument. June 19.
Juneteenth at the Lee Monument. June 19.
Destruction from rioting at the Starbucks on Broad Street. May 31
The aftermath of rioting along Broad Street. May 31.
The aftermath of rioting along Broad Street. May 31.
The aftermath of rioting along Broad Street. May 31.
Hamed Barbarji plays We Shall Overcome on his trumpet as the sun sets over the Robert E. Lee Monument. June 7.
Kim Young, Director of Family and Community Engagement, Peter Paul Development Center and Dope Black Social Worker. LCSW, Owner. Top 40 under 40 awardee. October 27.
Robert E. Lee Monument.
Robert E. Lee Monument.
Thousands gathered at the Robert E. Lee Monument for continuing George Floyd protests on June 2.
Robert E. Lee Monument.
A rainbow over the Robert E. Lee Monument on June 10.
Robert E. Lee Monument.
Robert E. Lee Monument.
Robert E. Lee Monument with fresh snow and a Black Lives Matter sign December 7.
Robert E. Lee Monument. June 7.
Samuel Houston, 10, Robert E. Lee Monument. June 7.
Jefferson Davis Monument.
Rev. Robin Mines.
Robert E. Lee Monument
Robert E. Lee Monument.
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