Phase 2 Reopening Planned, NoVA Delayed Again: Patch PM

Emily Leayman

Here are the share-worthy stories from Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia Patches to talk about tonight:

Virginia Phase 2 Reopening Planned; Delay For NoVA, Richmond

Gov. Ralph Northam plans to move most of Virginia into phase two of easing coronavirus-related restrictions on Friday, June 5. Northern Virginia and Richmond are directed to remain in phase one, but Accomack County on the Eastern Shore will move to phase two.

Bowser: Armed National Guard, Army Not Wanted On DC Streets

Mayor Muriel Bowser disagreed with President Donald Trump's suggestion that governors deploy the National Guard to "dominate the streets" and called his warning that he might deploy the U.S. military to handle the protests in those states as an "ominous."

Northam Outlines Steps For Virginia After George Floyd Death

As protests both violent and peaceful continue in reaction to the police killing of African American man George Floyd in Minneapolis, Gov. Ralph Northam expressed his intentions to listen to the black community and tackle systemic racism in Virginia on Tuesday.

Stafford Deputies Fire Tear Gas On Fredericksburg Protesters

The Stafford County Sheriff's Office fired tear gas at a large group of protesters who were on the Falmouth Bridge Monday demonstrating against the police killing of George Lloyd in Minneapolis and police violence. The tear gas left many of the protesters with burning eyes and trouble breathing. The bridge connects Fredericksburg with Stafford County.

Confederate Statue Removed In Old Town Alexandria

The controversial Confederate Appomattox statue was removed early Tuesday from its place in Old Town Alexandria by the group that owned it.

DC Basketball Legend Wes Unseld Dies At 74

Wes Unseld, the legendary player for the Washington Bullets who led the team to its only NBA championship, has died at the age of 74, his family announced Tuesday. The Hall of Famer is considered by many to be the most important person in Washington Bullets/Wizards franchise history.

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