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Sun May 14, 2017, 01:23 AM

Torch-wielding protesters gather at Lee Park in Charlottesville..chanting "Russia is our friend"

http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/torch-wielding-protesters-gather-at-lee-park/article_201dc390-384d-11e7-bf16-fb43de0f5d38.html

Several dozen torch-wielding protesters gathered in Charlottesville’s Lee Park just after 9 p.m. Saturday, chanting “You will not replace us,” “Russia is our friend” and “Blood and soil.”

After about 10 minutes, Charlottesville police arrived at the scene following an altercation between protesters. The crowd quickly dispersed with no further incidents, according to police.

In April, Charlottesville City Council voted to sell the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that stands in the park, but a judge earlier this month issued an injunction that prevents the city from doing so for six months.

The city's decision has drawn considerable consternation from Southern heritage groups, Republican gubernatorial candidate Corey Stewart and a number of others in Virginia and elsewhere.

Richard Spencer, a University of Virginia graduate and a white nationalist who popularized the term "alt-right," wrote about the events at the statues of Confederate Gens. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and Lee in several Twitter posts.

Right-wing blogger Jason Kessler, who led an unsuccessful attempt to oust City Councilor Wes Bellamy over an effort to remove the Lee statue, also posted about the event. Several photos posted by them appear to correspond to the scene as described by a Daily Progress reporter.






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Scary shit. Where has my America gone. Trump needs to be impeached as I want my America back.

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Reply Torch-wielding protesters gather at Lee Park in Charlottesville..chanting "Russia is our friend" (Original post)
iluvtennis May 2017 OP
Hoyt May 2017 #1
Ken Burch May 2017 #2
Kittycow May 2017 #4
Ken Burch May 2017 #18
Docreed2003 May 2017 #3
Hortensis May 2017 #16
Princess Turandot May 2017 #5
ProudLib72 May 2017 #6
TEB May 2017 #8
iluvtennis May 2017 #19
backscatter712 May 2017 #20
area51 May 2017 #7
muriel_volestrangler May 2017 #14
enough May 2017 #15
Duppers May 2017 #9
rockfordfile May 2017 #10
Achilleaze May 2017 #11
Sculpin Beauregard May 2017 #12
Cha May 2017 #13
Squinch May 2017 #17
countryjake May 2017 #21

Response to iluvtennis (Original post)

Sun May 14, 2017, 01:31 AM

1. Christ, white wingers and their monuments and flags.

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Response to iluvtennis (Original post)

Sun May 14, 2017, 01:40 AM

2. For those who didn't know what "Blood and Soil" means:

 

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #2)

Sun May 14, 2017, 02:17 AM

4. After scanning the Wiki entry:

It mentioned these people adulating farmers and rural areas (because the Jews supposedly drove the farmers to the cities ).

I would like to see Richard Spencer and his ilk go out and do the backbreaking work on the Southern farms that the disappearing immigrants traditionally do.

Come on Richard. Get your asses out there!

Yeah. I thought so.

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Response to Kittycow (Reply #4)

Sun May 14, 2017, 05:12 PM

18. Good catch.

 

n/t.

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Response to iluvtennis (Original post)

Sun May 14, 2017, 01:44 AM

3. The racists have clearly been emboldened by Trump's presidency...

Those of us in the south, cannot allow these assholes to take the "historical" route to excuse the atrocities of slavery! Keep up the resistance!

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #3)

Sun May 14, 2017, 06:54 AM

16. As you say, they're having their little day. Sort of.

Most'd still be fired from work if they revealed themselves there, not be invited to parties after their behavior "the last time," and be called to school to pick up their children if they repeated what mom and dad say.

And some are permanently damaging whatever careers they might have had, including teaching our children in school. For all its use to abuse, social media is also being used by HR departments across the nation to help clean up our national house.

And this? People are even less likely to be fooled by "the historical route" now that bigots are emboldened to act out in the streets. And monuments and other bad relics are still coming down during the trumpian period of roiling society's mud, and even sometimes as a rejection of it.

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Response to iluvtennis (Original post)

Sun May 14, 2017, 02:20 AM

5. Their special sheets must've been at the laundry...nt

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Response to Princess Turandot (Reply #5)

Sun May 14, 2017, 02:34 AM

6. They don't feel the need to cover up any longer

That's what is so damned scary. They don't care who sees them.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #6)

Sun May 14, 2017, 04:00 AM

8. The white sheets were so obama admin now the clowns feel empowered to come out plain view

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Response to TEB (Reply #8)

Sun May 14, 2017, 07:30 PM

19. Yep, exactly.

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Response to Princess Turandot (Reply #5)

Sun May 14, 2017, 10:35 PM

20. They traded those in for Hugo Boss uniforms, snazzy jackboots, and swastikas. n/t

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Response to iluvtennis (Original post)

Sun May 14, 2017, 02:42 AM

7. They love Russia?

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Response to area51 (Reply #7)

Sun May 14, 2017, 06:24 AM

14. Russia has the highest disparity of wealth in any sizable country in the world

It has homophobic laws, with Chechnya killing homosexual men or throwing them into concentration camps. It is using the national church to prop up the government. For Nazis, what's not to like?

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Response to area51 (Reply #7)

Sun May 14, 2017, 06:30 AM

15. Shared value of White Supremacy. NT

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Response to iluvtennis (Original post)

Sun May 14, 2017, 04:02 AM

9. HolyFrickinShit!!

I know a number of UVa grads who would be appalled upon hearing this! If they had been there, there might have been fighting.

This insanity cannot be allowed to continue!


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Response to iluvtennis (Original post)

Sun May 14, 2017, 04:03 AM

10. These people are un-American

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Response to rockfordfile (Reply #10)

Sun May 14, 2017, 04:41 AM

11. republican proles selling out America to the freaking evil empire* of russia

so the evil empire can continue to perpetrate Acts of War** against the USA.

Sick republican hate wankers.


* per ronald reagan
** per dick cheney

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Response to iluvtennis (Original post)

Sun May 14, 2017, 04:59 AM

12. Easy fix, all. They love Russia so much? Let's crowdfund one-way airfare for them. Easy peasy!

Put your money where your mouth is, Putin humpers!

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Response to iluvtennis (Original post)

Sun May 14, 2017, 05:11 AM

13. Go to Russia and spout your stupid brainwashed chants, Assholes.

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Response to iluvtennis (Original post)

Sun May 14, 2017, 06:54 AM

17. The crowd was dispersed after 10 minutes due to an "altercation between protesters." Can't make

this shit up. They even hate each other.

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Response to iluvtennis (Original post)

Mon May 15, 2017, 12:29 AM

21. There was a "Take Back Lee Park" rally tonight...

in response to those white supremacist/white nationalist/KKK/NeoNazi's torches on Sat. night.


Group Holds 'Take Back Lee Park Rally' in Response to Torchlight Protest ~ May 14, 2017

http://www.nbc29.com/story/35426536/group-holds-take-back-lee-park-rally-in-response-to-torchlight-protest



CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Hundreds of peaceful protesters in Charlottesville are denouncing a demonstration by a group they call "white supremacists".

Sunday night’s rally in Lee Park comes in response to this scene that played out in the park Saturday where, dozens of people with torches, including a prominent white nationalist, gathered around the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee to protest the city's plans to remove that monument.

People started gathering in the park around 8 p.m. There was a sign hanging from the Lee statue that said "Black Lives Matter” and “**** White Supremacy."


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