Saturday, August 12, 2017

Charlottesville Unite the Right White Supremacy March

In a scene that looked like it was straight out of the Civil Rights era, a large group of Caucasian males marched in Charlottesville, Virginia holding tiki torches. They walked to the University of Virginia and were met with opposition. All hell eventually broke out with both sides throwing fists, saliva and anything else they can get their hands on.

The march was billed as a "Unite the Right march" and was begun with the intention to protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee who led the Confederate army during the Civil War.

 Social media has been exploding with many commentaries. The media has been airing the story all day and has had passionate commentators from both sides speaking on the situation. Some blame Trump and his speeches for empowering the so-called "Alt-Right" who are labeled as White Supremacists. Others say that this is nothing new and has happened for decades.

 As the day went on and Virginia's authorities tried to keep law and order, a 20 year old Caucasian man plowed his car onto a crowd near the downtown mall injuring dozens and killing a 32 year old female marcher. James Alex Fields, Jr. of Maumee, Ohio was later arrested and is facing charges. To add to the horror of the day, a helicopter carrying two State Police officers monitoring the protests crashed killing two officers.






















I will continue to update this post as I learn more. Hopefully, everyone will calm down and will resort to discussing how to remedy the existence of White Supremacy groups in America.






Source:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/12/us/charlottesville-protest-white-nationalist.html 

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/12/us/charlottesville-car-crash-suspect-idd/index.html 

http://abcnews.go.com/US/car-hits-crowd-protesters-white-nationalist-rally-virginia/story?id=49179590 

http://thehill.com/homenews/news/346359-horror-and-hate-in-charlottesville 

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40914643 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/tensions-as-white-nationalists-gather-in-charlottesville/2017/08/12/895a15e6-7f53-11e7-83c7-5bd5460f0d7e_gallery.html?utm_term=.b176c08cf90b



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