World Violent clashes between white supremacists and counterprotesters in Charlottesville

22:06  12 august  2017
22:06  12 august  2017 Source:   The Washington Post

Charlottesville violence tests Trump's presidential mettle

  Charlottesville violence tests Trump's presidential mettle <p>For President Donald Trump, this was the week when the real world began to intrude upon his presidency.</p>The violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white nationalists and counter-protesters confronted Trump with perhaps the first true domestic crisis of his young administration. And to some, even within his own Republican Party, he came up short.

CHARLOTTESVILLE , Va. — After a morning of violent clashes between white nationalists and counter protesters, police ordered hundreds of people out of a A large contingent of white nationalist rallygoers holding shields and swinging wooden clubs rushed through a line of counterprotesters .

CHARLOTTESVILLE , Va. — After a morning of violent clashes between white nationalists and counter protesters, police ordered hundreds of people out of a A large contingent of white nationalist rallygoers holding shields and swinging wooden clubs rushed through a line of counterprotesters .

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Hours before a noon rally was set to begin Saturday, violent skirmishes broke out between bands of white supremacists and counterprotesters who have converged on this college town around the issue of a Confederate statue.

Men in combat gear, some waring bicycle and motorcycle helmets and carrying clubs and sticks and makeshift shields fought each other in the downtown streets, with little apparent police interference. Both sides sprayed each other with chemical irritants and plastic bottles were hurled through the air.

Man From Charlottesville Rally Says He Is Not Racist

  Man From Charlottesville Rally Says He Is Not Racist The student said he was a white supremacist but not a racist.A torch-wielding white supremacist caught on camera marching in the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville claims he is not “an angry racist” and just wants to preserve European culture.

CHARLOTTESVILLE , Va. – Hours before a noon rally was set to begin Saturday, violent skirmishes broke out between bands of white supremacists and Meanwhile, hundreds of counterprotesters packed a church to pray and organize. A small group of counterprotesters clashed with the

CHARLOTTESVILLE , Va. – Hours before a noon rally was set to begin Saturday, violent skirmishes broke out between bands of white supremacists and Meanwhile, hundreds of counterprotesters packed a church to pray and organize. A small group of counterprotesters clashed with the

State police and Charlottesville police in riot gear were stationed on side streets but were not in the most concentrated areas where protesters and counterprotesters were brawling. Gov. Terry McAuliffe had placed the National Guard on standby but they, too, were not in the downtown area where the morning clashes were occurring. 

By 11 a.m., several fully armed militias and hundreds of right wing rally goers had poured into the small downtown park that is the site of the planned rally.

Charlottesville officials, concerned about crowds and safety issues, had tried to move the rally to a larger park away from the city’s downtown.

But Jason Kessler, the rally’s organizer, filed a successful lawsuit against the city that was supported by the Virginia ACLU, saying that his First Amendment rights would be violated by moving the rally.

Charlottesville counterprotesters shut down a white nationalist’s news conference

  Charlottesville counterprotesters shut down a white nationalist’s news conference Jason Kessler, an organizer for the Unite the Right Rally, was interrupted by counterprotesters as he tried to give a news conference.The organizer of the “Unite the Right” rally attempted to give a news conference in Charlottesville on Sunday, one day after hundreds of neo-Nazis, white supremacists and white nationalists clashed with counterprotesters, leaving one woman dead and at least 19 other people injured.

White supremacists , counterprotesters violently clash ahead of white nationalist rally. CHARLOTTESVILLE , Va. Hours before a noon rally was set to begin Saturday, violent skirmishes broke out between bands of white supremacists and counterprotesters who have converged on

CHARLOTTESVILLE , Va. – Hours before a noon rally was set to begin Saturday, violent skirmishes broke out between bands of white supremacists and Meanwhile, hundreds of counterprotesters packed a church to pray and organize. A small group of counterprotesters clashed with the

Tensions began Friday night, as several hundred white supremacists chanted “White lives matter!” “You will not replace us!” and “Jews will not replace us!” as they carried torches marched in a parade through the University of Virginia campus.

The fast-paced march was made up almost exclusively of men in their 20s and 30s, though there were some who looked to be in their mid-teens.

Meanwhile, hundreds of counterprotesters packed a church to pray and organize. A small group of counterprotesters clashed with the marchers shortly before 10 p.m. at the base of a statue of Thomas Jefferson, the university’s founder.

One counterprotester apparently deployed a chemical spray, which affected the eyes of a dozen or so marchers. It left them floundering and seeking medical assistance.

Police officers who had been keeping a wary eye on the march jumped in and broke up the fights. The marchers then disbanded, though several remained and were treated by police and medical personnel for the effects of the mace attack. It was not clear if any one was arrested.

The march came on the eve of the Unite the Right rally, a gathering of groups from around the country whose members have said they are being persecuted for being white and that white history in America is being erased.

The Saturday rally is being held at noon at Emancipation Park, formerly Lee Park, home to a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee that the city of Charlottesville voted to remove earlier this year. The statue remains in the park pending a judge’s ruling expected later this month.

Many city leaders and residents have expressed concern about the prospect of violence at Saturday’s event.

Ryan says Trump 'messed up' on Charlottesville, rejects censure .
President Trump "could have done better" in his response to the racially charged violence in Charlottesville , Va., earlier this month, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Monday, though he rejected a Democratic push to censure Trump for his remarks.Ryan's comments at a CNN town hall in Racine, Wis., were the first he made directly criticizing Trump for saying that "both" white supremacists and counter-protesters were to blame for the violence and that there were some "very fine people" among the white nationalists chanting racial slurs and carrying Nazi flags.

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