Earlier today, the scheduled Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia was shut down after violent antifas launched a riot. According to both organizer Jason Kessler and speakers Richard Spencer and Daniel Friberg, local police actively aided the antifas by refusing to restrain them and by blocking Kessler, Spencer and other speakers from entering the rally itself. Police then declared the rally an “unlawful assembly,” ordering attendees to disperse under threat of arrest. Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe also declared a state of emergency in the city, sending the National Guard into Charlottesville.
The shutdown of Unite the Right shows how entrenched radical leftists are in the government, law enforcement, and the media. The Democrat-controlled Charlottesville city government, in cooperation with the Democrat-controlled Virginia state government, local law enforcement, and violent leftist groups conspired to disrupt a peaceful right-wing rally. I spoke to Kessler and Friberg briefly about what happened at the rally and what they and the other organizers plan to do next.
The Origins Of Unite The Right
Jason Kessler launched Unite the Right last month as a response to the Charlottesville city government attempting to remove a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee in the city’s Lee Park. For the past several months, Democrat-controlled city governments in New Orleans and other Southern cities have been removing statues of Confederate generals and other historical figures due to their supposed “racism,” a deliberate attempt to destroy the cultural heritage of white Southerners.
As an independent journalist, Kessler has extensively reported on the corruption and anti-white bigotry of Charlottesville’s leftist government, particularly its black vice mayor, Wes Bellamy. Bellamy has been caught making racist statements about whites on Twitter, as well as making statements supporting rape, comments that would get a white and/or Republican politician run out of office. ...
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