The wounds of Charlottesville still haven’t healed for some people, but that doesn’t seem to matter to white supremacists like Richard Spencer.
The Alt-Right leader and a small group of his tiki-torch-carrying hate mongers decided to descend on the Virginia city again Saturday night (October 7) to protest in front of the city’s Robert E. Lee statue.
Chanting “you will not replace us” and “we will be back,” the impromptu mob showed up two months after August’s bloody “Unite the Right” rally, which incited violence and ended up taking the life of anti-protester Heather Heyer.
As mentioned, Spencer was on foot during the rally and called it a “great success” in a selfie video he posted to Twitter. He also titled the event, disturbingly, "Charlotesville 3.0."
Charlottesville 3.0 was as success. pic.twitter.com/c18ktP0MWD— Richard ☝🏻Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) October 8, 2017
Not everyone, actually very few, was happy about the hate group’s show of protest. Charlottesville’s mayor came out in strong opposition to the white nationalist march and called it “despicable.”
“Another despicable visit by neo-Nazi cowards,” Mayor Mike Signer tweeted. “You’re not welcome here! Go home! Meantime we’re looking at all our legal options. Stay tuned.”
Another despicable visit by neo-Nazi cowards. You’re not welcome here! Go home! Meantime we’re looking at all our legal options. Stay tuned.— Mike Signer (@MikeSigner) October 8, 2017
Social media also had their input on what went down.
Contradictions were a hot topic, pointing out that the same people who are mad at NFL players for kneeling were silent when it comes to this newest instance of white supremacist protests. These protesters, literally, not figuratively, want to honor and preserve the Confederacy, a collapsed traitor nation that tried to dismantle America.
See what Twitter had to say below.
Take a knee and half the country is offended.— Gwendolyn (@justmstubman) October 8, 2017
Another torch rally in
Charlottesville this weekend and crickets.
Last time there were hundreds of white supremacists in #Charlottesville, tonite there were 30. Like Trump’s downward approval, end is near.— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) October 8, 2017
You know why white supremacists are still marching in Charlottesville? Because our president and our culture still embolden them.— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) October 8, 2017
Richard Spencer and white supremacists march in #Charlottesville yet again, but please tell me more about "black identity extremists." 🤔🤔— Derrick Clifton (@DerrickClifton) October 8, 2017
So,UVA arrests Black Lives Matter participants, but Charlottesville let’s people with torches,saying Russia is our friend no less— Deb Crittenden (@bbalm) October 8, 2017
Im glad the Charlottesville mayor is doing the right thing & not accepting/calling out this disgusting & dangerous racist behaviour.— Greg Mather🌹 (@IronGreg73) October 8, 2017
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