It’s utterly amazing how this “white lives matter” protest escalated to violence against police officers. Yet, no one seemed to fear for their lives — even while being physically attacked!
— TYBUU (@TyBuuTV) August 12, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA — We know the phrase “white lives matter” is nothing but a response call to “Black Lives Matter.”
— NadelParis (@NadelParis) August 12, 2017
However, during an ongoing rally — being called “Unite the Right,” — these racists yelled words of the thing they fear most:
“You will not replace us!”
This, of course, was followed by equal chants of “white lives matter!”
“Counter-protesters” also responded, according to local sources. NBC News notes as follows.
“A large group of counter-protesters wore black shirts and masks and carried shields, yelling to the white nationalists: ‘We have replaced you. Strong, united, interracial crew.'”
According to NBC News, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has issued a state of emergency.
Governor McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency to aid state response to violence at Alt-Right rally in Charlottesville
— Terry McAuliffe (@GovernorVA) August 12, 2017
The source reports that between 2,000 to 6,000 people have been expected to attend the event.
However, here’s what’s crazy…
Even though all this calamity has taken place, police have made minimal arrests — if any at all.
According to on-scene reporters like Rebelutionary Z, police were only using their shields to push back against the violent crowd of racists.
Now, on the upside, at least Richard Spencer was maced/pepper sprayed.
— Unicorn Riot (@UR_Ninja) August 12, 2017
Yet, that’s what started violence against officers as well…
As Rebelutionary Z mentions during his video, if this were a Black Lives Matter situation, they would’ve pepper sprayed, beat, and arrested protesters.
Yet, here are “white nationalists” ACTUALLY ATTACKING police officers, and there’s barely an arrest.
Overall, this is that bulls**t!
As Rebelutionary Z reports, “The hypocrisy in America is on full display today!”
University of Virginia president Teresa Sullivan had this to say about the racist event.
“I am deeply saddened and disturbed by the hateful behavior displayed by torch-bearing protesters that marched on our grounds this evening. I strongly condemn the unprovoked assault on members of our community, including university personnel who were attempting to maintain order. The violence displayed on the grounds is intolerable and is entirely inconsistent with the university’s values.”
These are homegrown, American terrorists right here.
— Jenny Yang👲👲🏽🐉 (@jennyyangtv) August 12, 2017
And it’s far-time we point them out.
— Mrs. SMH (@MrsSmh1) August 12, 2017
Charlottesville’s mayor — Mike Signer — condemned the rally as a “cowardly parade of hatred, bigotry, racism and intolerance.”
As a UVA faculty member and alumnus himself, he adds: “I am beyond disgusted by this unsanctioned and despicable display of visual intimidation on a college campus.”
All in all, we’d love to know your thoughts about the way this racist rally is being handled, especially in contrast to the harsh authoritative response to Black Lives Matter, PEACEFUL protests.
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