Richmond mayor faces angry crowd after tear gas used (Washington Post)

Stephen Farnsworth, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington, said the incident could damage Stoney politically. The Democrat is widely seen as a potential candidate for governor in 2021.

“Mayor Stoney had a much brighter political future 48 hours ago,” Farnsworth said. “The challenge for the mayor going forward is to restore confidence in his leadership of Richmond that has been undermined by developments this week.”

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