US Why does Charlottesville attract white supremacists

01:23  13 august  2017
01:23  13 august  2017 Source:   USA TODAY SPORTS

Pence defends Trump response to Charlottesville violence

  Pence defends Trump response to Charlottesville violence Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday condemned white supremacists and defended President Trump following criticism that the administration failed to adequately condemn specific groups after Saturday violence in Charlottesville, Virginia."Trump had neglected to name the groups that organized the rally that turned violent in Charlottesville the previous day.

Fights and arguments were widespread during a white nationalist protest in Charlottesville , Virginia. Demonstrators were protesting the removal of a Confederate statue. USA TODAY.

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White nationalist demonstrators walk into Lee park surrounded by counter demonstrators in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency and police dressed in riot gear ordered people to disperse after chaotic violent clashes between white nationalists and counter protestors. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)© The Associated Press White nationalist demonstrators walk into Lee park surrounded by counter demonstrators in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency and police dressed in riot gear ordered people to disperse after chaotic violent clashes between white nationalists and counter protestors. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

The “Unite the Right” rally that turned violent in Charlottesville on Saturday marks the third time white nationalist groups gathered there this year.

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The protests began after the Charlottesville City Council voted in May to sell the Lee statue. A judge issued a temporary injunction that blocked the city, a progressive college town where over 80% of residents voted for Hillary Clinton, from moving the statue for six months, The Daily Progress reported.

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  White Supremacist Cries Over Possible Arrest Warrant Christopher Cantwell said he was terrified of the police.A neo-Nazi who said he was “ready for violence” at the deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has released footage of himself weeping after learning there is allegedly a warrant out for his arrest.

White supremacists march onto the campus of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville , Friday, August 11, 2017. That's why we voted for Donald Trump, because he said he's going to take our country back, and that's what we're going to do ."

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The city also voted to rename Lee and Jackson parks this spring. Statues of Confederate leaders nationwide have been removed in recent years as communities viewed them as symbols of slavery, but a USA TODAY analysis in May found that more than 700 Confederate monuments in 31 states still stand.

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Several dozen torch-wielding demonstrators, led by prominent white supremacist Richard Spencer, gathered by the Lee statue on May 13 to protest the vote for its removal. Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer said the event harkened “back to the days of the KKK.”

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  Trump: Graham telling 'disgusting lie' about my Charlottesville remarks <p>President Trump early Thursday attacked Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) over his criticism of Trump's response to the violence at the Charlottesville, Va., white supremacist rally, warning that "The people of South Carolina will remember!"</p>"Publicity seeking Lindsey Graham falsely stated that I said there is moral equivalency between the KKK, neo-Nazis & white supremacists ... and people like Ms. Heyer. Such a disgusting lie. He just can't forget his election trouncing.The people of South Carolina will remember!" Trump tweeted.

Hundreds of protesters gathered for a candlelit “vigil against hate” on Sunday night in Charlottesville , Virginia, one day after a smaller number of white supremacists carrying torches had rallied at the same spot — around a statue of Robert E. Lee, the Confederate general

Why did they decide to have this rally here now? Ignoring the Klan in the 1920s, allowed them to terrorize and murder Black people and ignoring new white supremacist groups today, these ones that are coming in August in Charlottesville , led to their gain in political power, led to their gain of the

Virginia State Police distributed a photo of Saturday's rally that appeared to show Unite the Right members arrested at what police called an "unlawful assembly."

In a video posted by Spencer Saturday after the rally and before the incident, the white nationalist leader expressed anger at the police response to the gathering-- and pledged to return to the city of 46,000.

"We are going to make Charlottesville the center of the universe," Spencer said. "We are going to come back here often. Your head's going to spin how many times we're going to be back down."

In July, Ku Klux Klan members held a rally in Charlottesville in Justice Park, where they were met with more than a thousand upset counter-protesters.

White nationalist groups continue to return to Charlottesville partly because they saw the May torch light gathering as a great success, noted Heidi Beirich, director of the Intelligence Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Kerry: Trump's 'many sides' comment can't be erased

  Kerry: Trump's 'many sides' comment can't be erased Former Secretary of State John Kerry joined Monday the chorus of criticism on President Trump, saying that the president's first instincts to say that "many sides" had led to Saturday's violence in Charlottesville, Va., cannot be "erased." Kerry shared his thoughts on Twitter prior to the president's Monday statement condemning the attacks and hate groups. Trump's initial response on Saturday was to say "many sides" had resulted in the violent clashes between white supremacists and counter protestors, which led to the death of one woman. But his lack of direct condemnation for white supremacist drew criticism. Kerry called the president's first response "revealing" and said they had empowered "the worst of the worst." Within an hour of Kerry's tweets, Trump called out hate groups by name. "Racism is evil," the president said. "And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.

Why did they decide to have this rally here now? Ignoring new white supremacist groups today, these ones that are coming in August in Charlottesville , led to their gain in political power, led to their gain of the presidency and has led to harassment and violence nationwide.

Fans like to think sports exists in a bubble away from much of what is happening politically in this country, but this proves that we can’t always turn away. And with that, the Detroit Red Wings condemned the white supremacists in Charlottesville before the White House https

“They loved the imagery of that. They were over the moon about that,” she said. “They viewed it as having been a wonderful recruiting tool.

In New Orleans, where four Confederate monuments were removed, protesters threatened work crews so city officials removed three of the four under the cover of darkness. The final statue of Lee came down in May with no major incidents.

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<p>President Trump says the 'alt-left' bears some responsibility for violence in Charlottesville, 'nobody wants to say that.'</p>President Donald Trump says the groups protesting against white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, were "also very violent.

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