Courtesy of HuffPo:
Once again, white supremacists and the aggressive fringe groups that show up to meet them took over an American city that never wanted them in the first place, enveloping the area in violence.
On Saturday, thousands of “alt right” members, white supremacists and other fringe groups took to the streets in Charlottesville for what the supremacists called a “Unite the Right” rally that drew notorious far-right figures including Richard Spencer ― a white nationalist perhaps best known for being punched in the face after President Donald Trump’s inauguration ― alongside thousands of counter-protesters.
The supremacists were met by counter protestors Antifa, a fringe left radical group that often wears black to disguise themselves. Violence was met on both sides, causing a declaration of a “local emergency” by the Charlottesville Police Department.
By the way I don't know who these Antifa douchebags think they are but I will eat my hat if their politics align in anyway with the progressives.
In my opinion they are anarchists out to start trouble, and nothing more.
And clearly trouble is what everybody got last night, and this morning.
You heard that right. They're chanting "Fuck you faggots." 2017. #Charlottesville pic.twitter.com/pMwbSXZ3wW— Christopher Mathias (@letsgomathias) August 12, 2017
These guys are so young #charlottesville pic.twitter.com/ucMt8E0Vrt— Andy Campbell (@AndyBCampbell) August 12, 2017
This apparently is Donald Trump's America now.Protesters with torches surrounding anti fascists protesters on the University of Virginia campus #DefendCville #antifa #unitetheright pic.twitter.com/Y1pPxlh98y— daniel shular (@xshularx) August 12, 2017
Update: Jesus this thing got even uglier!
Courtesy of the New York Daily News:#BREAKING : Video of the car running over protestors at the counter rally in #Charlottesville— Zain Khan (@ZKhanOfficial) August 12, 2017
Many reported injured ! pic.twitter.com/dbLvROZFra
Several people have been injured after a car plowed into a crowd of counter-protesters marching against a “pro-white” rally Saturday in Charlottesville, Va., witnesses said.
Video of the terrifying moment shows at least one person being tossed into the air as the silver Dodge Charger mowed into the crowd.
“Yeah, it was intentional,” said witness Dan Miller. “About 40 miles an hour, hit about 15-20 people, crashed into the two cars in front of it, and then backed up and sped away while cops were standing on the side of the road and didn’t do anything.”
Yeah, Make America Great Again, good fucking job with that.
Update 2: Trump should appreciate this reminder.
Have to admit, he has a point.Why look! It's David Duke reminding @realDonaldTrump that white supremacist nazis put him in the White House. #Charlottesville pic.twitter.com/nxneYJrhLg— Cornelia (@PaladinCornelia) August 12, 2017