US Why does Charlottesville attract white supremacists

01:23  13 august  2017
01:23  13 august  2017 Source:   usatoday.com

Man From Charlottesville Rally Says He Is Not Racist

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

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

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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  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.

White supremacist groups gathered in Charlottesville over the weekend, sparking violence and national outrage. Identitarianism does not advocate for racial supremacy or the destruction of “lesser,” non- white populations. "They are looking for provocations that will attract media attention."

The chilling worldview of a white supremacist who helped lead the Charlottesville rally shows why so many people are furious with Trump. Cantwell said he hoped for a leader who was "a lot more racist than Donald Trump" and who " does not give his daughter to a Jew".

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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Apple will make million of donations to civil rights groups working to fight white supremacism such as that on display in Charlottesville , and it will In an apparently related move, Apple Pay has ceased accepting payments on websites selling white supremacist and Nazi gear. The email in full

The white nationalist marchers in Charlottesville chanted anti-semitic and racist slogans such as But perhaps more surprising: Companies also have the right to terminate those who clashed with the white supremacist marchers. Bosses who do this are more likely to lose their female employees.

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.

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“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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Charlottesville mayor calls for swift removal of Lee statue .
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Charlottesville mayor asks for emergency meeting of state lawmakers to allow removal of Confederate statue .Mayor Mike Signer's statement comes nearly a week after white supremacists descended on the city and violently clashed with counter protesters. One woman was killed Saturday when a car plowed into a crowd of people there to condemn what is believed to be the largest gathering of white supremacists in a decade. Signer said the attack has transformed the monuments from "equestrian statues into lightning rods.

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