"[In Virginia this past weekend, dozens of chanting white people] gathered in Lee Park and surrounded a statue of the Confederate general that the City Council has voted to remove and replace with a new memorial dedicated to slaves.
The [almost(?) all white] protesters chanted, “You will not replace us” and “Blood and soil.”
Yes, they were chanting a phrase that was popularized in Nazi Germany. "
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When it was reported that the police peacefully surrounded the torch bearing group --instead of storm trooping on in there behind a tank like they did in Ferguson, the white racists dispersed (--and from what I've read some still refuse to know that they are "racists").
Some of us may wonder if the police were so peaceful with fire bearing protesters because they were afraid their mothers, uncles, and cousins were among those protesting. And there may be some truth to this. The FBI has been investigating the infiltration of police departments by white hate groups, among others.
Yet, I suppose a "peaceful" solution is the only type of solution possible if a few hundred(?) people are holding the ability to burn everything around them to the ground.
In case you haven't noticed, the overt white supremacists have gotten bolder since Trump was elected. Violence from them is next. That is what Spencer --the most prominent alt-right face of evil for now-- wants.
Trump has the white supremacists feeling bold. And they are coming together.
With follow-up Twitter-support from long-time KKK leader David Duke, white nationalist Richard Spencer led a Klan-like fiery torch rally over the weekend in Virginia, opposing the pending removal of a Confederate statue.
“What brings us together is that we are white, we are a people, we will not be replaced,” Spencer told the torch-bearing crowd at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, about 100 miles from the nation’s capitol.
“You will not replace us. You will not destroy us,” said Spencer, a University of Virginia graduate credited with coining the term “Alt-Right” and currently viewed as one of the white nationalist movement’s most-prominent figureheads.
“You cannot destroy us,” Spencer shouted to the cheering crowd. “We have awoken. We are here. We are never going away.”