Multiple arrests made at BLM 757 protest at Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Posted at 7:09 PM, Sep 05, 2020

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Saturday marked the 100th day of solidarity and organizing of protests nationally in the wake of George Floyd’s murder.

Black Lives Matter 757 hosted 'Shut Down the Oceanfront 3.0' on Saturday, with a rally in support of defunding and dismantling the police beginning at 7:57 p.m. Virginia Beach Police say four people were arrested during the protest on charges including pedestrian in the roadway, failure to ID, assault on an officer, public intoxication and resisting arrest.

The organization said the rally was in response to a number of wrongful shootings and convictions by the Virginia Beach Police Department.

BLM 757 spoke on some of the community issues they were rallying for.

According to the organization, the rally is in support of what they claim to be wrongful convictions and shootings by the Virginia Beach Police Department.

17-year-old Demario Joyner, Navy veteran India Kager, Matthew Rushin, Champ Turner, and Alvin Baum are among the individuals that BLM 757 says they are protesting behind.