Here’s America in 2017, folks. Klansmen, Nazis, right-wing militia members and the “alt right,” which happily includes members of all the previous gangs of assholes along with their hordes of angry Internet manchildren, marching through Charlottesville, VA, starting riots with counter-protesters.
Some national news articles:
- [CNN] State of emergency declared amid violence at Charlottesville’s ‘Unite the Right’ rally
- [New York Times] State of Emergency Declared in Charlottesville After Protests Turn Violent
- [ABC] White nationalist rally in Virginia sparks violent clashes, emergency declaration
- [USA Today] Police shut down ‘unlawful’ alt-right rally in Charlottesville after clashes erupt
The Daily Progress is (as far as I can tell) Charlottesville’s only daily news paper. Here’s their main story this morning: Virginia declares state of emergency as Unite the Right rally storms into Charlottesville.
The Cavalier Daily is the University of Virginia’s daily student newspaper, and UVA is where last night’s Nazi torchlight march happened. Here’s their story: Torch-wielding white nationalists march at U.Va.
The ACLU of Virginia was at the protest-turned-riot this morning. Check their Twitter timeline for video and reports.
Below is the Governor's statement regarding the emergency declaration he authorized this morning: pic.twitter.com/yS1E9mispG
— Terry McAuliffe (@GovernorVA) August 12, 2017
These photos are from last night’s torch march. I think they belong to the Daily Progress, but they’re all over Twitter.
— Tom Taylor (@TomasTaylor4) August 12, 2017
Here are some more photos and video from various sources on the ground in Charlottesville.
— Andy Campbell (@AndyBCampbell) August 12, 2017
— Joanna Robinson (@jowrotethis) August 12, 2017
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) August 12, 2017
— Christopher Mathias (@letsgomathias) August 12, 2017