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Northam Faces Pressure to Resign 

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On Saturday, Feb. 2, embattled Virginia Governor Ralph Northam held a press conference to defend himself against charges of racism. Protesters held two separate rallies just outside the Executive Mansion urging him to step down.
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Governor Ralph Northam and First Lady Pam Northam at the start of the Feb 2 press conference.
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Protestors outside the Governor's mansion of Feb 2.
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Northam describing how he used shoe polish to darken his face to look like Michael Jackson for a dance competition. During the competition he did the moonwalk and claims he won the contest.
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Protestors outside the Governor's mansion on Feb 4.
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Geraldine Mabagos, of Richmond, holds a sign at the Feb 4 protest calling for the ouster of Northam.
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Northam took several questions from the local and national media during the press conference.
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Protestors just outside the Governor's mansion at the Feb 4 rally.
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Protestors at the Feb 4 rally.
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Northam looks at his wife just after being asked by a reporter if he can still do the moonwalk. Pam Northam quickly tells him it's "inappropriate circumstances."
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Ruby Laury of Buckingham County calls for Northam's resignation outside the Governor's mansion of Feb 4.
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Governor Ralph Northam and First Lady Pam Northam at the start of the Feb 2 press conference.

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