Richard Spencer And White Supremacists March On Charlottesville Again In Surprise Rally

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White Supremacist leader Richard Spencer led a crowd of about 40-50 supporters to the statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee at at Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday night.

Police stood by as Spencer and his ilk chanted “we will be back!” They soon after vacated the park, Telham tweeted.

Afterwards, Spencer took to Twitter himself to say that the rally was a “success,” and that they alt-right were “badly mistreated” in August.

Watch footage of the rally below:

 


The city’s mayor, Mike Signer had a beautiful message for them: “Another despicable visit by neo-Nazi cowards. You’re not welcome here! Go home!”

 

CNN reported the group held a brief rally that police estimated took about 5 to 10 minutes. They dressed similarly in white shirts and some wore sunglasses in the dark while chanting, “You will not replace us. You will not erase us.”
“Hello, Charlottesville. We have a message. We’re back and we’re going to keep coming back,” one speaker said.
Spencer and his supporters alleged that Charlottesville was suppressing their speech and said that its residents should “get used to the alt-right. You’re going to have to get used to white identity.”
After the rally, they left the park, boarded a tour bus and departed from the city, Charlottesville police said. Police vehicles followed the bus to be sure they fled town.
“Our department is conferring with city leadership and the Commonwealth Attorney’s office to determine what legal action may be taken in response to this event,” police said in a statement.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe tweeted: “We are monitoring this situation as we continue to oppose these racists and their message of hate.”
(Article By Jeremiah Jones)

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