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Richmond Police Memorial statue removed from city park

Attacking police and/or military memorials is another tactically bad idea. The US regime is never going to be defeated through either voting for do-gooders or in a Third World-like armed struggle by radical insurgents, left or right, except perhaps on a peripheral level. The only possible path to victory would be a human wave of mass non-compliance combined with the defection, desertion, or acquiescence of large numbers of military and police (see the events in the USSR and Warsaw Pact countries between 1989 and 1991). “Everything without the state, nothing inside the state, nothing for the state” has to be the way to go. This can only be done through building a Gramscian cultural consensus.

By Brendan King

WTVR

RICHMOND, Va. — The Richmond Police Memorial statue was removed from its spot in Byrd Park. Images shared on social media showed work crews removing the statue Thursday morning.

The statue’s removal follows days of unrest, both in Richmond and nationwide, in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. Four Minneapolis police officers have been charged in connection with Floyd’s death. One of the officers was charged with murder after he pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes during an arrest.

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