Charlottesville Judge Sides With Alt-Right, Violence Breaks Out at Rotunda

A federal judge sided with alt-right organizers and upheld their right to meet Saturday in Emancipation Park, formerly Lee Park, where the Robert E. Lee statue is located that city council wants to remove.

Bearing Drift contributor Rick Sincere wrote Thursday about the last-minute lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Virginia and the Rutherford Institute on behalf of Jason Kessler, alt-right organizer of the event, after the city of Charlottesville revoked the permit for Emancipation Park and moved it to McIntire Park about a mile away. McIntire Park is much larger than Emancipation Park and, with thousands of protesters expected, the city is understandably concerned.

Friday night by 10:00 reports were coming from observers in Charlottesville that hundreds of alt-right supporters were already marching with torches through the streets and surrounding the newly renovated Rotunda on the University of Virginia campus where a brawl broke out between white supremacists and those opposing them.

NBC-12 will have coverage. Be safe, Cville.

  • Gorgar Tilts

    Over 500 demonstrators surrounded counter-demonstrators. The latter panicked and began to mace Unite the Right protestors.

  • old_redneck
  • Eric the half a troll

    I bet 90% of the alt-right racist rednecks use welfare and food stamps to pay for their meth addiction.

  • Cam

    American citizens have an inalienable right to peaceable assembly, articulated in the First Amendment. The City of Charlottesville and the Governor of Virginia conspired to deprive citizens of those rights.

    8/12 events in Charlottesville are clear-cut civil rights violations by the city and the state.

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