- Aug 4, 2015
- Lost, Somewhere in London
Source.Hawes Spencer said:CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Members of the Ku Klux Klan rallied here on Saturday afternoon in a protest meant to assail the city’s decision to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee, the Confederate general.
For about a half-hour, around 50 members of the Klan — some wearing hooded white robes — shouted “white power” at Justice Park as more than 1,000 people protested their presence by hurling insults, water bottles and apple cores.
By about 4:25 p.m., the Klan members, who said they came from North Carolina, began to leave and return to their cars. It was then when the trouble intensified...
At one point, the police again ordered the crowd to disperse, but the protesters remained entrenched. Ms. Dickler said the Virginia State Police then released three canisters of tear gas.
“The crowd immediately dispersed,” she said.
Over the course of the day, Ms. Dickler said that at least 23 people had been arrested...
It's always outsiders who come in and create the most trouble. Nice to see these ignorant bigots outnumbered almost ten to one by counter-protesters. Even better that no one was seriously injured, and that violence was kept to the throwing of plastic bottles and apple cores.