The man responsible for organizing “Unite the Right,” the Charlottesville white supremacy rally which resulted in the death of a woman, was filmed being chased away from a press conference while protesters called him a “murderer.”
Jason Kessler, who is a leader of the alt-right, attempted to address a field of reporters outside of City Hall on Sunday. As he spoke, angry protesters called him a “murderer” and “fascist.” Ultimately, the chants of the resistance drowned out Kessler, who tried to continue speaking.
Eventually, one protester approached Kessler, which ignited the entire crowd to begin chasing and punching the white supremacist.
State police officers escorted Kessler to safety, even though he then turned around and blamed law enforcement for failing to protect his First Amendment rights just hours later.
Kessler’s press conference was also met by an escalation in police activity surrounding certain areas of the street. SWAT team members were deployed to block off a side street and hundreds of other state troopers covered Kessler's exit.
(Photo: Brook Silva-Braga via Twitter)