Protesters 'March on the Mansion' calling for Gov. Ralph Northam to resign


    Protesters 'March on the Mansion' calling for Gov. Northam to resign. (Photo: John Gonzalez, ABC7)

    Three weeks after the old racist yearbook photo surfaced, diverse local and national groups gathered in Richmond on Saturday to call for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to resign.

    It was dubbed the "March on the Mansion," a rally at the state capitol followed by a march to the executive mansion, where the governor resides.

    "Black, white, Protestant, Catholic, no to racism, no to infanticide. The governor must go," said Dean Nelson, the chairman of the Douglass Leadership Institute.

    There were dozens of chanting voices, but one united message: Calling for Northam to finally step down.

    "And I don't just find fault with the governor. The entire school system, someone should have caught that," protester Miles Johnson said.

    Meanwhile, the General Assembly is expected to conclude this week and the governor is on a reconciliation tour. Northam met Friday with the "Richmond 34," a black alumni group that was arrested in 1960 during a sit-in protest.

    In the span of a week earlier this month, the governor appeared to advocate for infanticide and admitted to once dressing in blackface.

    "And to hear that like it was morning like it was nothing, shocking to everyone," protestor Jonna Comstack said.

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