“Pro-White” Agitators Rallying This Weekend In VA To “Unite The Right”

By Melinda Warner

What began as a local effort to protect a symbol of white supremacy in Charlottesville, Virginia, has become what may be the largest gathering of “pro-white” demonstrators in the United States for well over a decade at this weekend’s “Unite the Right” rally.

Following months of public debate, the Charlottesville city council voted in February to remove a statue of General Robert E. Lee from a downtown park. ‘Alt-right’ leader Richard Spencer led a white supremacist protest in May and the KKK rallied in July against the statue’s removal. Local blogger Jason Kessler started organizing a “Unite the Right” rally to occur on August 12th to express support for leaving the statue where it is—in the middle of Lee Park (now named Emancipation Park). The neo-Confederate League of the South promoted the rally in hopes of “an excellent turnout of Southern nationalists:”

In response to the Alt-Right’s peaceful demonstration in support of the Lee Monument on May 13th, the City of Charlottesville and roving mobs of Antifa have cracked down on the First Amendment rights of conservatives and right wing activists. They have threatened our families, harassed our employers and tried to drive us from public …read more

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