White Nationalists Riot In Virginia; Emergency Declared

Welcome to Trump’s America: Violent white nationalists riot at a “Unite the Right” rally in Virginia, state of emergency is declared.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency Saturday morning after white nationalists attacked counter-protesters at a “Unite the Right” rally.


Governor McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency to aid state response to violence at Alt-Right rally in Charlottesville

The “Unite the Right” rally began as a protest of plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a city park. However, the planned protest and rally quickly degenerated into a violent riot after torch-wielding white nationalists and white supremacists marched through Charlottesville chanting “unite the right” and “white lives matter” Friday night, setting the stage for Saturday’s violent riot.

CNN reports on the violent riot:

Fistfights and screaming matches erupted shortly before rally’s scheduled noon ET start. The skirmishes unfolded following a scuffle Friday night between torch-bearing demonstrators and counter-protesters at the nearby University of Virginia.

Saturday’s rally was the latest event drawing white nationalists and right-wing activists from across the country to this Democratic-voting college town — a development precipitated by the city’s decision to remove symbols of its Confederate past.

NBC reports:

Hundreds of people chanted, threw punches, hurled water bottles and unleashed chemical sprays on each other Saturday morning at white nationalist rally in Charlottesville.

In response to the crisis, House Speaker Paul Ryan called the views of the white nationalists “repugnant,” and called for Americans to unite against “this kind of vile bigotry.”

President Trump called on Americans to “come together as one”:

We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!

However, Trump did not condemn the white nationalists, despite the fact, or maybe because of the fact, that most white nationalists support Trump, and many believe they are acting with Trump’s tacit approval.

Bottom line: Trump-loving white nationalists riot In Virginia.

White Nationalists Riot In Virginia
White Nationalists Riot In Virginia
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