Charlottesville, Virginia — Charlottesville became ground zero today as a white nationalist rally known as the “Unite the Right” which was planned for Saturday to protest the removal of a statue of the Confederate General Robert E. Lee was met with an equal amount of counter-protesters and quickly turned violent and now has claimed one life.
Prior to skirmishes breaking out at the Emancipation Park there was a tense standoff with white nationalists waving Nazi flags shouting racial slurs and anti-gay rhetoric were met with an equally aggressive counter-protest. Among the white nationalist presence were an unknown armed militia group decked out in their full “G.I. Joe” milsim regalia encircled the white nationalist group to provide protection.
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