Fredericksburg to resume normal traffic enforcement after weeks of protests

Fredericksburg police to resume normal traffic enforcement July 6.

After weeks of protests, and garnering national attention on the Fox News Channel, Fredericksburg officials announced things would return to normal on its streets.

Starting July 6, city police will no longer allow protesters to stand in city streets, impeding traffic.

A statement from the city reads:

The City, starting at 12:01 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2020, will be enforcing traffic-safety laws Citywide after three weeks of altered traffic management during a time that allowed spontaneous demonstrations to occur. For the safety of all, police will inform all demonstrators who are protesting without an approved permit in the streets that they are violating traffic-safety laws and thus could be subject to a citation. Those who continue to protest in the street without an approved permit could be issued a traffic citation.

The move comes after weeks of protests organized by supporters of Black Lives Matter. On June 13, a woman with a small child inside of her car called 911 report protesters that were blocking the street, and that they were touching her car.

The dispatcher told her there was little the police could do and suggested she call city hall to complain, according to an audio recording of call played on Tucker Carlson Tonight on the Fox News Channel.

That drew ire from “Back the Blue” marchers who gathered Sunday, June 27 at Hurkamp Park in Downtown Fredericksburg in support of law enforcement. They matched to the city’s police station where some heckled City Mayor Katherine Greenlaw, who issued an apology to Black Lives Matter protesters during a city council meeting on June 23.

The city twice used tear gas to disperse the protestors over the course of the past month. Black Lives Matter protestors are expected to gather at Hurkamp Park at 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, for a march from downtown to the city police department. They’ll walk the same route the “Back the Blue” marchers took on Sunday.

The city says it will continue to issue permits for those who want to peacefully demonstrate within the city limits. Applicants should apply in advance at eventpermit.fxbg.com, or call 540-372-1086 for more information.

One thought on “Fredericksburg to resume normal traffic enforcement after weeks of protests

  1. Dear President Trump and Vice-President Pence,

    We thank you for your dedicated service to the country during these trying times. I commend DC Police, U.S. Park Police, and the Secret Service for valiantly defending the White House and vicinity. Locally there was a 1000-people protest march just about 2 miles up the road from my neighborhood using one of the arteriolar roads in Ashburn leading up to a rally which was attended by three of our board of supervisor members including chairwoman Phyllis J. Randall. Loudoun County is racially homogenized and therefore I was quizzical this occurred so close by.

    Please pray about the second stimulus package whether it will be helpful or will create a new indolent entitlement attitude among Americans. I was disturbed to learn from news that a CNA (certified nursing assistant) decided to stay home because she was receiving more from state unemployment checks plus $600 per week for 13 weeks from the federal government than if she had continued to work. Meanwhile the elderly in the nursing homes are not being cared for and even being neglected because of shortage of workers. Those who are working can feel resentful that they are making less to work and yet being exposed to covid19 risk: unjust and unfair. Our government should not cause a rift between those who have (government checks) and those who have not. The Bible warns about showing partiality.

    There are many evils in this country and in the world. It is alarming and unnerving. I believe the administration must seek help from God and His Son Jesus Christ who rules from the highest heaven above. Praise the LORD! For all nations are less than a drop in the bucket to Him as stated in the Holy Law Book. America, leaders on all levels of governments, officials, and citizens must pray continuously in private and together in public meetings asking for His guidance and wisdom who is generous and gives to all without reproach—but we must ask in faith and not doubt according to St. James.

    We can be heartened by the example of Joshua, the courageous leader of Israel, who marched all night from Gilgal (in Jordan Valley) for a surprise attack on and defeating TEN Canaanite kings and their armies at Gibeon (north of Jerusalem Joshua 10:5-14).
    The LORD said to Joshua, “Do not fear them, for I have given them into your hands; not one of them shall stand before you.”
    More were destroyed by hailstones the LORD threw at them as far as Azekah (~30 miles away) than by the sons of Israel.
    Furthermore, Joshua spoke to the LORD IN THE SIGHT OF ISRAEL for the sun and the moon to stand still. From midday to midday the sun did not set for about 24 hours so that the nation could avenge themselves of their enemies.

    Our government must make restitution to the Kurds in northeast Syria and also try to help the IDP Syrians in northwest Syria. For Proverbs assures us giving to the genuinely poor (not “poor”) is an insurance that we will lack nothing: currently our nation is facing a dire economic situation as the administration knows so well.
    Proverbs 14:9 states that fools mock at making reparation, but there is goodwill among the upright. Psalm 62 also promises that the LORD will reward us according to what we have done.

    Our greatest hope for the future is that King Jesus will come back soon as He promised following the last 7 years of the worst suffering the world has ever experienced. Many will die of PANDEMIC, sword (wars), starvation, and wild animals (Revelation 6:8). He will establish his millennial rule here on earth and everyone will obey him completely. After His final judgment, all His holy people whose faith have been proven genuine through loyal obedience will reign with Him forever in New Jerusalem, the Holy City, which will descend from God in heaven.

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