From the NY Times: White Nationalists March on University of Virginia
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A month after a Ku Klux Klan rally here ended with the police using tear gas on protesters, Charlottesville is bracing for a weekend of white nationalist demonstrations and counterprotests, and suddenly this tranquil college town feels like a city under siege.
Thousands of people — many from out of town — are expected to descend on the city to either protest or participate in a “Unite the Right” rally on Saturday convened by white nationalists who oppose a plan to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee, the Confederate general, from a city park.
“People are angry, they’re scared, they’re hurt, they’re confused,” said the Rev. Seth Wispelwey of the local United Church of Christ. “White supremacists rallying in our town is an act of violence.”
Late Friday night, several hundred torch-bearing men and women marched on the main quadrangle of the University of Virginia’s grounds, shouting, “You will not replace us,” and “Jew will not replace us.” They walked around the Rotunda, the university’s signature building, and to a statue of Thomas Jefferson, where a group of counterprotesters were gathered, and a brawl ensued. At least one person was led away in handcuffs by the police.
The media has been calling these idiots the “alt-right” since Trump got elected but that is a fairly sterile term to what these fuckers are really standing for. So let’s call them what they really are. Nazi shitheads:
"The left just calls anyone who disagrees with them a nazi." pic.twitter.com/mWVK2ZR23Q
— Keegan Stephan (@KeeganNYC) August 12, 2017
I guess nazis, kkk, white nationalists are using their citronella loving racist asses to protest the removal of confederate statues. You know, the monuments dedicated to the people who committed treason against the United States of America so that they could keep owning black people.
Just in case you're wondering, "blood and soil" is a known Nazi slogan. https://t.co/GUI5I8wnOY
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) August 12, 2017
— Craig Stanley (@_CraigStanley) August 12, 2017
— The Hill (@thehill) August 12, 2017
They're nazis & fucking idiots. The tiki torches make it look like they're protesting Karen's decision to include cilantro in the guacamole. pic.twitter.com/UYSpk8PF15
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) August 12, 2017
The Nazis of Pier One Imports pic.twitter.com/nhQYPnqir8
— Tim ?? Dickinson (@7im) August 12, 2017