White Supremacists Again Rally in Charlottesville

Torches briefly return to statue of Robert E. Lee in 'Charlottesville 3.0'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 8, 2017 7:27 AM CDT
White Supremacists Again Rally in Charlottesville
In this Aug. 11, 2017, file photo, white nationalist groups march with torches through the University of Virginia campus. White supremacists again rallied in Charlottesville on Saturday, Oct. 7.   (Mykal McEldowney/The Indianapolis Star via AP, File)

White supremacists returned to Charlottesville on Saturday night, again marching in front of a statue of Robert E. Lee with tiki torches in hand, reports the Daily Progress, in what Mayor Mike Signer termed "another despicable visit by neo-Nazi cowards." Alt-right leader Richard Spencer led the demonstration, which he called "Charlottesville 3.0;" it lasted five to 10 minutes and was attended by 40 to 50 protesters who chanted "we will be back" and "you will not replace us."

One city councilor is calling for the white supremacists to be arrested, saying, "When White Supremacists Make odes to White Power, and clearly use torches to send a message to our community that they are the superior race while trying to strike fear and intimidate others, they are breaking the law." Three students were arrested Friday at the University of Virginia as it celebrated its bicentennial; they leapt onstage and unfurled a banner reading "200 years of white supremacy," notes CBS News. (More Charlottesville, Va. stories.)

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