White supremacist marchers return to Charlottesville

‘There’s gonna be a lot more crying, sweetheart, I’m sorry about that’

Richard Spencer gathered in downtown Charlottesville tonight along with a number of other white men wearing white button down shirts and carrying tiki torches.

The small crowd, under 100 people, chanted, "you will not replace us" and "the South will rise again."

Spencer gave a speech addressing the Charlottesville and the university community. He says, "Charlottesville, your city has become symbolic. It's become symbolic for the oppression of speech. That is our speech. Speech that your mayor and the Governor of Virginia might disagree with.

"The history of our people, white people of Virginia, of the South, and of the entire United States. Your city has become a symbol of this great erasure of who we are."

He retains the argument that these gatherings are completely peaceful. Although August's "Unite the Right" rally resulted in the death of Heather Heyer, Spencer says, "We always come in peace. We came in peace in May, we came in peace in July, we have come in peace right now. And we will continue to come in peace to speak in your city, because we care about our heritage. We care about who we are – not just as Virginians, not just as Southerners, but as white people, white people in this country and white people around the world.

"You're gonna have to get used to the alt-right. You're gonna have to get used to white identity. You're going to have to get used to uncut young men who are willing to stand for our future, so get used to it. There's gonna be a lot more crying, sweetheart, I'm sorry about that. But we're gonna come back again and again and again."

Another speaker then shouts that Charlottesville is a "fake city where no one knows their neighbor's name and there is no community."

The crowd gathered around the Robert E. Lee statue downtown, which is currently being covered. Spencer shouts, "you're covering up a statue of a great hero. Why don't you cover up statues of Thomas Jefferson, a slave holder and racialist who wanted, by the way, to free the slaves and deport them to Africa? He stated that quite sincerely and quite unequivocally. Why don't you cover up this entire university?

"If you actually were consistent, or, you can recognize that we have a place in this country, we have a place in this conversation, we have the right to exist, we have the right to advocate for our interests, for our people. We are an historic majority, we define this country, not anyone else. This country ultimately belongs to us in terms of what it means, in terms of its history and in terms of its future. So get. Used. To that. OR show that you have some balls, be consistent, and tear it all down. I wanna watch you try."

The University has yet to comment on the situation or send any kind of announcement to ensure student safety.

One thing is clear, Spencer and his followers have ensured, "we will be back."

Spencer's full transcribed speech as it was streamed live on Periscope:

"Charlottesville, your city has become symbolic. It's become symbolic for the oppression of speech. That is our speech. Speech that your mayor and the Governor of Virginia might disagree with. Your city is now symbolic of their suppression of our rights as US citizens. Your city has become symbolic of the tearing down of these symbols of the history of this nation. The history of our people, white people of Virginia, of the South, and of the entire United States. Your city has become a symbol of this great erasure of who we are.

"We always come in peace. We came in peace in May, we came in peace in July, we have come in peace right now. And we will continue to come in peace to speak in your city, because we care about our heritage. We care about who we are – not just as Virginians, not just as Southerners, but as white people, white people in this country and white people around the world.

"We care about who we are, and we will take a stand. We'll take a stand in Charlottesville, we'll take a stand in Washington DC, we'll take a stand anywhere and everywhere – so you're gonna have to get used to it. You're gonna have to get used to the alt-right. You're gonna have to get used to white identity. You're going to have to get used to uncucked young men who are willing to stand for our future, so get used to it.

"There's gonna be a lot more crying, sweetheart, I'm sorry about that. But we're gonna come back again and again and again. Gentlemen let's sing a song that you and I know good and well.

They sing Dixie.

"You're covering up a statue of a great hero. Why don't you cover up statues of Thomas Jefferson, a slave holder and racialist who wanted, by the way, to free the slaves and deport them to Africa. He stated that quite sincerely and quite unequivocally. Why don't you cover up this entire university? Why don't you cover up this architecture? Why don't you cover up every aspect of this culture which is ultimately derived from white people on this continent? You know it as well as I do.

"In fact, you learn that in your courses. You learn about the 'evil white privilege, the 'genocidal maniacs who created this country,' that's what you learn. Well, they are right, to the extent, that this town, Charlottesville, Robert E Lee, the University of Virginia, the idea of an academical village, all of that derives from our people, and it derives from no-one else, and all of you know it.

"So you either have to go fully consistent, go full-bullshit on us, tear it all down, cover it all up, I don't think you have the balls to do it to be honest, but that's what you SHOULD do, if you actually were consistent, or, you can recognize that we have a place in this country, we have a place in this conversation, we have the right to exist, we have the right to advocate for our interests, for our people.

"We are an historic majority, we define this country, not anyone else. This country ultimately belongs to us in terms of what it means, in terms of its history and in terms of its future. So get. Used. To that. OR show that you have some balls, be consistent, and tear it all down. I wanna watch you try. Alright gentlemen, let's get outta here."

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