The mayor of Charlottesville, Va., condemned
“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,”
“I think it’s horrific,”
A spokesman for the Charlottesville Police Department told Yahoo News that the first responding officer on the scene “observed 100 to 150 people in the park, many of whom were carrying tiki-style torches.” The officer said that several members of the large group were arguing with single male who was yelling at them “to leave my town.” The officer began telling the group to leave the park, and “as additional units arrived, all parties involved began to leave the park without incident.”
No assaults, injuries or damage to the park were reported, and no arrests were made, the spokesman said.
Richard Spencer — noted white nationalist and leader of
“What brings us together is that we are white, we are a people, we will not be replaced,” Spencer said in a video he posted using Periscope.
Tom Perriello, a Virginia gubernatorial candidate, lashed out at Spencer on Twitter.
“Get your white supremacist hate out of my hometown,” Perriello wrote.
“We won, you lost, little Tommy,” Spencer shot back.
“Actually, you lost. In 1865,” Perriello replied. “150 years later, you’re still not over it.”
Meanwhile, Signer spent part of his weekend publicly responding to hate-filled Twitter messages.
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