Charlottesville

Understanding Charlottesville

Understanding Charlottesville
The events of the last 5 days have been some of the most extraordinary in recent times. It all started Saturday. American Nazis gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia to protest the decision taken by the city to remove its statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Anti-racist groups descended on the planned site of the white supremacist demonstration in counter-protest. Some minor violence ensued—scuffles involving pushing, shoving, elbowing, etc. were reported. At 1:42 p.m. a speeding car slammed into the counter-protestors, killing 32-yea...
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