Neo-Nazis hold torch rally in Charlottesville

Ivan Schwartz
October 9, 2017

White nationalists once again descended on Charlottesville, Va. for a torch rally Saturday night, less than two months after the college town descended into chaos when violent clashes broke out between the group and people protesting them. You may remember that Emancipation Park, which had previously been known as Lee Park, was the site of violence during the previous rally and the cause of considerable controversy, as it contains a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

White nationalist groups marched with torches through the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville on August 11. "Our department is conferring with city leadership and the Commonwealth Attorney's office to determine what legal action may be taken in response".

Most of the demonstrators this time were men dressed in white button-up shirts and khaki trousers.

The group's deplorable presence was absolutely unwelcome, as the mayor made clear.

Another despicable visit by neo-Nazi cowards.

"We came, we triggered, we left", added Spencer.

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And another, the official anthem of angry white supremacists everywhere: "You will not replace us!".

Spencer and his cronies were protesting the city's decision to move the Robert E. Lee statue and march through the area on August 11 carrying torches and chanting racial slurs. Its driver, 20-year-old James Shields, was charged with murder.

Spencer popularized the term "alt-right" - an umbrella term for white nationalists and other proponents of far-right ideas - and has espoused racist and anti-Semitic views, calling for "peaceful ethnic cleansing".

"You'll have to get used to us".

The incidents come nearly two months after a white nationalist rally at the same location in Charlottesville that left one woman dead and at least 19 others injured.

A separate group consisting of local residents gathered at Emancipation Park as well and marched to University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan's house, where they were stopped by police, The Daily Beast reported.

Other reports by GizPress

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