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AltRight/NeoNazis protest in Charlottesville

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Country was warned about the Trump effect. Now seeing it in action.

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Sounds like it was a peaceful demonstration... until counter-protesters made it otherwise.

I believe we should let them have their whiny grievance-fest - so long as they obey the law - and ignore them. Same with left-wing demonstrations.

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17 minutes ago, regularguy said:

Sounds like it was a peaceful demonstration... until counter-protesters made it otherwise.

I believe we should let them have their whiny grievance-fest - so long as they obey the law - and ignore them. Same with left-wing demonstrations.

the left is congenitally indisposed to peaceful protest

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Posted (edited)

white nationalists, neo-Confederates, alt-right......just missing a 'speech' from their leader bigot donald.

shouting 'you will not replace us'........wonder if anyone asked, who is trying to replace you.

Edited by ODENTON

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11 minutes ago, boink said:

the left is congenitally indisposed to peaceful protest

I wouldn't be too quick to place blame. The president of the college blames the white supremacists for the violence. 

"Teresa A. Sullivan, president of the University of Virginia, said in a statement Friday, "I am deeply saddened and disturbed by the hateful behavior displayed by torch-bearing protestors 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."

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Meanwhile more than a million of "the left" demonstrated peacefully against Trump last January.

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47 minutes ago, regularguy said:

Sounds like it was a peaceful demonstration... until counter-protesters made it otherwise.

I believe we should let them have their whiny grievance-fest - so long as they obey the law - and ignore them. Same with left-wing demonstrations.

But then the left wing protests start wrecking things to try to gain notice.

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48 minutes ago, regularguy said:

Sounds like it was a peaceful demonstration... until counter-protesters made it otherwise.

I believe we should let them have their whiny grievance-fest - so long as they obey the law - and ignore them. Same with left-wing demonstrations.

How do you know counter protesters started the violence?

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5 minutes ago, hst2 said:

Charlottesville is trying to remove a Lee statue from a park.

Why.??

The man was a native son.

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7 minutes ago, hst2 said:

Charlottesville is trying to remove a Lee statue from a park.

Smh. 

Same stuff happened in New Orleans

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9 minutes ago, soulflower said:

How do you know counter protesters started the violence?

Fox News/Breitbart probably said so.

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10 minutes ago, stevez51 said:

Why.??

The man was a native son.

Do they have statues of every Charlottesville native?

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Just now, ncbirdfan said:

Do they have statues of every Charlottesville native?

Maybe only the famous ones.

Jefferson has a few. Washington also.

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Posted (edited)

1 minute ago, stevez51 said:

Maybe only the famous ones.

Jefferson has a few. Washington also.

What other statues of famous Charlottesville natives are on display there? And who are they?

And what do Jefferson/Washington have to do with it?

Edited by ncbirdfan

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Charlottesville is a lovely college town. Very Progressive. These protesters don't represent them

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4 minutes ago, soulflower said:

Charlottesville is a lovely college town. Very Progressive. These protesters don't represent them

I've been there several times and I concur. The marchers probably would have gotten a standing ovation just a few miles south on Rt. 29 in Lynchburg.

Edited by ncbirdfan

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1 hour ago, michiganjoe said:

Country was warned about the Trump effect. Now seeing it in action.

Hauntingly accurate. 

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3 minutes ago, soulflower said:

Charlottesville is a lovely college town. Very Progressive. These protesters don't represent them

They probably feel safe on a campus founded by a slave owning rapist.

 

UVA has one of the the more spineless administrations who turn a blind eye to its unsafe, toxic environment fueled by alcoholism, drug abuse and sexual abuse.  

 

That flawed institution should be shut down for public safety concerns.

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30 minutes ago, soulflower said:

How do you know counter protesters started the violence?

This is from the article I read in the Washington Post:

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A short brawl erupted after at least one of the counterprotesters apparently deployed a chemical spray, which affected the eyes of a dozen or so marchers. It left them floundering and seeking medical assistance.

Police officers who had been keeping a wary eye on the march jumped in and broke up the fights. The marchers then disbanded, though several remained and were treated by police and medical personnel for the effects of the mace attack.

 

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7 minutes ago, ms maggie said:

Can't believe these Neanderthals still roam the earth.

While I believe they are more numerous here in the south, as far as I can tell they are still very low in numbers. At least I hope that's the case.

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These charmers chanting "Blood and soil", the old Nazi rally chant.

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