Video Captures Unite the Right Organizer of White Supremacists Rally Chased Out of Press Conference

(Photo: Brook Silva-Braga via Twitter)

Video Captures Unite the Right Organizer of White Supremacists Rally Chased Out of Press Conference

Jason Kessler's speech was met by protesters calling him "murderer" and "fascist."

Published August 14, 2017

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. 

  1. Although Kessler tried to run, he was met by a woman who tackled him into some bushes
  2. Police then helped Kessler run away from the mob and take refuge in a police station

    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.

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Brook Silva-Braga via Twitter)

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