Charlottesville White Nationalist Rally Violence Prompts State of Emergency

These guys fit the bill of neo-nazis and fascists. They are pathetic. 

Despite their ridiculous views, they have a constitutional right to assemble. The other side should have just left them alone and ignored them. Now they have emboldened them, fanned the media to trumpet them, and given flight to their message. Via NBC News:

White nationalists and counter-protesters clashed violently on Saturday, and a car plowed into a group described as “anti-racist” demonstrators, killing one person and injuring at least nine others, authorities and witnesses said.

Earlier Saturday, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency after unrest in the Virginia city of more than 43,000 people.

Supporters gathered in Emancipation Park Saturday morning in anticipation of a noon rally held by “Unite the Right.” The aim of the rally was to protest the removal of a statue honoring Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The park was formerly known as Lee Park.

State police and members of the Virginia National Guard surrounded the park after McAuliffe declared a state of emergency and the city of Charlottesville declared the alt-right protest an unlawful assembly — effectively cancelling the demonstration before its planned start time.

The CPD estimated between 2,000 and 6,000 people were expected to attend the “Unite the Right” rally, according to local paper The Daily Progress. The controversial event was seeking to unify the far-right wing and “affirm the right of Southerners and white people to organize for their interests,” according to its Facebook page.

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