White supremacists return to Charlottesville, chant 'We will be back'

White supremacists return to Charlottesville, chant 'We will be back'

White supremacists return to Charlottesville, chant 'We will be back'

Video footage posted on social media by Spencer showed the group chanting "you will not replace us" and "Russia is our friend, the south will rise again".

Others, the report said, are part of a core group of white supremacists that travels around the country attending events and several of these individuals have been arrested at other rallies or protests this year. It was a great success and we're going to do it again.

A group of more than 40 white nationalists on Saturday night returned to Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Virginia, almost two months after protests there erupted in violence over the removal of a Confederate statue.

Given that the first Unite the Right rally, held on August 11, turned deadly when a white supremacist rammed his vehicle into a crowd of peaceful counter-protestors, killing one woman and injuring dozens more, it's understandable that Spencer's comments could be seen by many as an attempt to incite more violence. "Meantime we're looking at all our legal options".

However, after the violence in Charlottesville in August, many local governments acted to remove Confederate monuments.

The incidents come nearly two months after a white nationalist rally at the same location in Charlottesville that left one woman dead and at least 19 others injured.

Charlottesville leaders and law enforcement officials are threatening legal action after the white nationalist Tiki torch rally in Emancipation Park on Saturday, October 7.

The group came in a tour bus and left after 10 minutes.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe tweeted: "We are checking this circumstance as we keep on opposing these racists and their message of detest".

City police observed the rally, which was nonviolent, and said they followed the group out of the city to ensure it was leaving.

Alt-right leader Richard Spencer was back in Charlottesville this weekend to protest the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue. Charlottesville Vice Mayor Wes Bellamy noted that the "white supremacists are using torches, fire, and hate speech to intimidate our citizens", which is "a crime".

Virginia Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam, also the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, spoke out against the rally in Charlottesville. Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer and the city's police department echoed Bellamy's statement about potentially taking legal action against the white supremacists.

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