A rally of white supremacists chanting ‘You will not replace us’ gathered in Charlottesville, VA
It took place immediately down the street from UVA
Around 9 pm Saturday evening, a large crowd of protesters with torches gathered at Lee Park in Charlottesville, Virginia, chanting “You will not replace us,” “Russia is our friend” and “Blood and soil.”
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Police arrived this evening following an altercation between protesters, and the crowd dispersed, according to reports.
Here is the statement from Charlottesville Mayor, Mike Singer, regarding tonight:
“This event involving torches at night in Lee Park was either profoundly ignorant or was designed to instill fear in our minority populations in a way that hearkens back to the days of the KKK. Either way, as mayor of this City, I want everyone to know this: we reject this intimidation. We are a Welcoming City, but such intolerance is not welcome here.”