June 5, 2020

Supporting Peaceful Protests

​As we continue to support the right for people to peacefully protest, we also have a duty to maintain order and safety. We want to remind those partaking in these events that actions constituting criminal activity will not be permitted. Some of these actions include destruction of property, theft, and throwing objects at those attempting to gather peacefully as well as at law enforcement officers. Whether an object being thrown is a rock, a brick, a plastic bottle or something as simple as water, it is considered an assault if the recipient of such action is not a willing participant. While we do not anticipate any upcoming events to be disorderly, we want everyone participating to be educated as to what the penalties could be for unlawful conduct.MPO Linda J KuehnVirginia Beach Police / Public Affairs Officer

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