Gott Mit Uns
2017-08-12 12:51:36 UTC
*Torch-bearing White Nationalists March at University of
Virginia* by Bob DAngelo, Cox Media Group National Content
Desk Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017
Protesters chanted blood and soil and one people, one
nation, end immigration as they rallied around a statue of
Thomas Jefferson, WWBT reported.
The march occurred several hours before a Saturday rally in
Emancipation Park around the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert
E. Lee. Police believe the rally could attract up to 6,000
people, CNN reported. The Southern Poverty Law Center said the
event could be the largest hate-gathering of its kind in
decades in the United States.
Police broke up Fridays march, calling it unlawful assembly.
University officials condemned the gathering. Charlottesville
Mayor Mike Signer said in a statement that the rally was a
cowardly parade of hatred, bigotry, racism, and intolerance
that passed by the statue Jefferson, who founded the university
Everyone has a right under the First Amendment to express
their opinion peaceably, so here's mine: not only as the Mayor
of Charlottesville, but as a UVA faculty member and alumnus, I
am beyond disgusted by this unsanctioned and despicable display
of visual intimidation on a college campus," Signer said.
University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan said she
strongly condemned the clashes.
"Law enforcement continues to investigate the incident, and it
is my hope that any individuals responsible for criminal acts
are held accountable, she said in a statement.
Will Trump tweet "Sieg Heil!" in appreciation? Let's hope so!