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26 arrested following Oceanfront protest

Virginia Beach Police said 26 people have been arrested during a protest at the Oceanfront Monday night.


Unlike the previous night, no property damage or injuries were reported. Information on the charges of those arrested was not immediately available.


Virginia Beach Police responded to the Town Center area to disperse two groups of demonstrators totaling about 100 people who were gathered there after the 8 p.m. curfew went into effect.

Officials said officers shut down roads and worked for several hours to clear the area. There were no other places in the city where crowds appeared to protest.

Gov. Ralph Northam authorized a curfew for Virginia Beach after city officials requested the order, which is the same as what the Richmond received on Sunday.

The curfew will be from 8 p.m. – 6 a.m., effective until Thursday.


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John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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