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Far Right Rally in Charlottesville

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MyBeloved Sat 12-Aug-17 20:05:06

I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

White nationalist rally at University of Virginia - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40909547

Worrying and awful. Turning very violent indeed. A state of emergency has been declared.

MyBeloved Sat 12-Aug-17 20:05:24

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40909547

DancingLedge Sat 12-Aug-17 20:08:35

Scary sign of the times.

OhYouBadBadKitten Sat 12-Aug-17 21:07:12

It's horrendous and Trump is blaming all sides angry
"We're closely following the terrible events unfolding in Charlottesville, Virginia," Mr. Trump said. "We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence, on many sides."
from www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-to-comment-on-violence-in-charlottesville-over-white-nationalist-rally-live-updates/

thecatfromjapan Sat 12-Aug-17 21:18:41

Hilary Clinton sounds a lot more statesmanlike that Trump. sad

Honestly ... what on earth do you say? It's grim.

DancingLedge Sat 12-Aug-17 21:18:52

And now there's been a car driven into the anti-fascists. One dead and many injured.

The KKK and neo-nazis openly on America's streets in 2017.
And the President blaming both sides.

Chilling.

MyBeloved Sat 12-Aug-17 21:42:09

They marched with burning torches fgs. The chants are horrific. One has died as DL said above.

Trump wants everyone to 'unite' for America. He needs to step on this hard and quickly.

Very scary and so worrying.

cdtaylornats Sat 12-Aug-17 22:30:31

Objecting because left wing students want to remove Robert E. Lee statue, just like students wanting to remove Cecil Rhodes statue in Oxford.

CanalTrip Sat 12-Aug-17 22:52:03

Except with added terrorism and tacit support from Trump (+Bannon, Miller and Gorka) Cdtaylormats

cdtaylornats Sat 12-Aug-17 23:35:24

Every morning I turn on the news and after 10 minutes I think "haven't they impeached him yet?"

ShoesHaveSouls Sat 12-Aug-17 23:47:24

I've been following this on twitter throughout the day.

It's horrific - not only do we have literal Nazis waving flags with swastikas on, and people wearing Tshirts with Adolf Hitler quotes on, but we have an unidentified actual armed militia turning up to support them.

It's totally WTF? !

lessworriedaboutthecat Tue 15-Aug-17 10:08:35

Shocking scenes. Actual Nazi's marching through the streets and knocking people down and killing people. Donald Trump should be ashamed of himself not condemning the actions of the Neo Nazi's in the strongest possible terms.

Robert E Lee was by all accounts a decent and principled man who deserved a better class of defender and would have been disgusted to see the sort of people causing mayhem in his name.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_E._Lee

The people who want to remove his statue are also trouble makers in my opinion. You shouldn't erase history and landmarks just because you disagree with them. Demanding the removal of the statue of a man who for good or ill most Virginians would consider to be a hero is unnecessarily provocative.

rosemadd3r Thu 01-Aug-19 00:38:13

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Dickensnovel Thu 01-Aug-19 01:48:10

This is two years old!! Not news now.

Brain06626 Thu 01-Aug-19 02:06:13

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r0semadder Thu 01-Aug-19 20:25:42

robert e lee was a racist scumbag!

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