Hatred, Violence And White Supremacy In Charlottesville
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Friday evening, chaos erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia ahead of Saturday’s “Unite the Right” rally. White Nationalists carrying tiki torches unlawfully assembled on the University of Virginia (UVA) campus in what turned out to be a violent, hate-filled, out-of-control protest.  They could be heard chanting “Blood and soil”,  “White Lives Matter”, and “We can’t be replaced”.

Charlottesville is a city on edge about what to do with its Confederate monuments – symbols of Civil War hate for some, and heritage for others. Back in April, the city council voted to remove the Robert E. Lee monument. The HBO Network is on the cusp of releasing a series titled, “Confederate”, which has received much pushback via the #NoConfederate movement.

No fictitious television series needed when we are living out the real deal documentary….

The city became an ideal protest site for white nationalists.

The atmosphere continue to be unsettled, and Virginia Governor, Terry McAuliffe, has declared a state of emergency. Shortly before 2 p.m. Saturday, a car plowed into a crowd of people near the city’s Downtown Mall. Multiple people were injured before the vehicle stopped.

The UVA campus has also cancelled all events and activities.