Update on Sunday rally at WV Capitol
on Sunday rally at W.Va. Capitol
W.Va. – Sunday’s Black Lives Matter rally on the West Virginia
State Capitol grounds proved peaceful and concluded without incident, the W.Va.
Capitol Police announced.
An estimated 400 people turned out for the
evening event, organized by the group Call to Action for Racial Equality.
Organization representatives had met with Capitol Police and other state
officials ahead of time to obtain the necessary permit and to ensure a
Substantial assistance from the West
Virginia State Police, Charleston Police and Fire Departments and the West
Virginia Intelligence Fusion Center was were instrumental in providing for a
safe evening, said Director Kevin Foreman of the W.Va. Division of Protective
Services (also known as the Capitol Police).
“We work very well with these public
safety partners, and these kinds of collaborations serve to make that relationship
more successful going forward,” Director Foreman said.