Torch-wielding white nationalists march on University of Virginia ahead of massive rally

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White nationalists holding tiki torches marched Friday night through the University of Virginia in Charlottesville ahead of Saturday’s far-right Unite the Right rally.

Chanting “white lives matter,” “you will not replace us,” and the Nazi-associated phrase “blood and soil,” some of the white nationalists engaged with counterprotesters and scuffles broke out.  

Police arrived on campus, declared it an unlawful assembly, and ordered the crowds to disperse.

It is unclear if anyone was injured or arrested.

Teresa A. Sullivan, president of the University of Virginia, said in a statement Friday, “I am deeply saddened and disturbed by the hateful behavior displayed by torch-bearing protestors that marched on our Grounds this evening. I strongly condemn the unprovoked assault on members of our community, including University personnel who were attempting to maintain order.”

Sullivan added, “Law enforcement continues to investigate the incident, and it is my hope that any individuals responsible for criminal acts are held accountable. The violence displayed on Grounds is intolerable and is entirely inconsistent with the University’s values.”

Charlottesville mayor Mike Signer said in a statement of the torch-bearing white nationalists, “I have seen tonight the images of torches on the Grounds of the University of Virginia. When I think of torches, I want to think of the Statue of Liberty. When I think of candelight, I want to think of prayer vigils. Today, in 2017, we are instead seeing a cowardly parade of hatred, bigotry, racism, and intolerance march down the lawns of the architect of our Bill of Rights … I am beyond disgusted by this unsanctioned and despicable display of visual intimidation on a college campus.”

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, chimed in, tweeting of the torch-bearing white nationalists, “their ideas are fueled by hate & have no place in civil society.”

The Unite the Right rally, slated to take place in McIntire Park, is in part a response to the city’s decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a municipal park. A judge on Friday ruled that the rally could continue at the permitted location, even though the city had asked it be moved to a larger venue.

Virignia governor Terry McAuliffe said he finds the rally “abhorrent.”

In a statement Friday he said, “Many of the individuals coming to Charlottesville tomorrow are doing so in order to express viewpoints many people, including me, find abhorrent. As long as that expression is peaceful, that is their right. But it is also the right of every American to deny those ideas more attention than they deserve.”

And the Anti-Defamation League said the rally is “the latest indication that the darkest corners of society are emboldened to come forward and openly parade their bigotry on main street. Hate has no place in our communities.”–abc-news-topstories.html?soc_src=mail&soc_trk=ma

20 thoughts on “Torch-wielding white nationalists march on University of Virginia ahead of massive rally

  1. 1 step closer to CWII American style. “When the darkest corners emerge” the plan is set and beginning in-motion. What will strike 1st CWII or Korea? Are you ready?

  2. Look at the bright side.

    At least they weren’t carrying tiki torches shaped like crosses.

    Plus…not to be left out.

    The President of the University of Vaginia has to be the ugliest dude I’ve seen in drag for a while.

    Oh…I forgot…

    Orin Hatch should shut the fk up.
    With his righteous bullsht.

    Shut up Orin.
    You fkng dinosaur.

    Just crawl back into your Mormon LDS pie hole.

  3. Probably stating the obvious to readers here, but just my take…

    This looks symptomatic of the current climate in our nation: anger, disgust, fear, frustration. Seems to be part psy-op combined with the dupes it attracts, and part genuine uprising in regards to the people trying to reclaim their lives. The good are swept up with the bad and the sorting is left to us. Chaos dished up empire style. The psy-op is likely constructed by those who’d discredit any real concern for the consequences of forced immigration/homogenization and what it inevitably spawns: hate, resentment, competition, and certainly displacement, all accentuated by the fact that so few are making a living wage when (as Henry always reminds) the controllers of the richest country in the world are giving everything away!! So, any true uprising has to be smeared with a seeming savagery in order to sweep away any real chance at exposing what is being done to the people of the U.S. right now. There will be more acting-out and outrageousness. If only the cream could rise to the top.


    1. That is pretty much the reason for posting, galen.
      It’s a mess.
      And galen, cream will rise to the top, but don’t forget. Scum rises as well.
      Wheat and Tare.

  4. ps: And now clips emerge of some of the demonstrators shouting: “White Sharia Now!! White Sharia Now!! If this isn’t a dead give-away of missing the mark, I don’t know what is. Anybody smell a Soros aroma?




      1. How much worse can it get? Oh yeah, I forgot, exaggerated Martial Law on the way. Boot getting bigger. Sadly, good and innocent people are caught in this. I feel the pain of not being able to fix it. I mean now.



  5. “Chanting “white lives matter,” “you will not replace us,”

    LOL… according to another article I just read, they were chanting “jews will not replace us”.

    Good call. 🙂

  6. So now a car rams a group of antifa? The question is, when they parade his name all over MSM, associating the incident with white “supremacists”(actually mostly white nationals), is he really the driver?
    Most likely the driver was a contractor or poor bloke they convinced to do the deed for a lighter sentence and they said, we’ve got your back. Same thing as the EU vehicle ramming rampage.

  7. Blame Craigslist (as per FTTWR posted after this post)? I will say this–when some are starving because they don’t have a job, some will do anything for money. Soros would pay a king’s ransom to control useful idiots, starving or not. But at some point, starving or not, sanity will prevail…only so many folks will do this sorta thing for money, even Soros money. That is a huge problem for the criminal psychos–the useful idiots they hire, starving or not, really are idiots. I mean, “white guilt” (and folks I used to fee this until one day a black guy nearly crushed my face opening a door into a store for the sore reason that I an white–folks, did that wake me up! And then I found out at least one of my ancestors was an indentured servant…)..white guilt will only take most whites so far. Only a white idiot would continue with his or her white guilt when blacks are being so open about their racism. And white idiots will only take Soros so far as well.

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