The C'ville violence? Looks like the Alt-Rightists started it.

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Alt-rightists (read: White Supremacists) push their way into Emancipation / Lee Park.

From Bill Hicks, a commentor at Morris Berman's at Dark Ages America blog:

My father lives near Charlottesville, and told me that a friend--a retired Baptist minister--was among the clergy who went down to oppose the rally. At one point, they linked arms formed a line to show their solidarity against hatred, only to have several of the protesters shove into them and knock several of them down. When they asked some nearby policemen to do something, the officers shrugged, and my father's friend said that he could swear one of them was smirking. 

Verified by this report--with photographs--that although the alt-leftists almost committed the first violence of the day, it was the alt-rightists who shoved the ministers from their line... thus starting the violence. What!? They couldn't just go around the ministers to hold their rally? Instead of going through?

And don't tell me the ministers and the other counter-protestors didn't have a permit. They did, and besides, to counter-protest the White Supermacists, it was superflorous.

Maybe that's the reason the police basically did nothing, and things got violent.

Comments

Autumn Cote Added Aug 25, 2017 - 3:59pm
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opher goodwin Added Aug 26, 2017 - 5:31am
When fascists march it is up to right-minded people to peacefully protest. To not do so is to condone.
Micahel Dolan Added Aug 26, 2017 - 4:39pm
Um-  ANTIFA, DO you put them in your right-minded peaceful people pool?. Burning down bldgs- breaking windows-beating people up. Antifa criminals are Leftist Marxist terrorist paid for by Soros.
Jeff Michka Added Aug 26, 2017 - 6:24pm
dUHLAN The Mindless Trump Supporter declares: Antifa criminals are Leftist Marxist terrorist paid for by Soros.-Well paid, I'll add.  Nice check to get PAID BY Soros when I get paid same day by Clinton and Obama...then add that check to the one I get from the DNC...AND - DO you put them in your right-minded peaceful people pool?. -Of course, Duhlan.  LOL  You are both hapless and hopeless. 
John G Added Aug 26, 2017 - 9:38pm
https://off-guardian.org/2017/08/26/the-nations-that-accept-nazism-today/
Under Obama the US with only Harper's Canada and fascist Ukraine voted against condemning Nazism.
Flying Junior Added Aug 27, 2017 - 1:57am
This is a sympathetic article.  I would commend your father's friend as a retired minister for standing with the forces for justice.  It is even more interesting that he is a Southern Baptist.  I am sure that there are many good people in this denomination.  I guess that Jimmy Carter was a Southern Baptist until 2008 when he helped to found the New Baptist denomination.
 
Nationally, over the last twenty years, the Southern Baptist Convention has been associated with disallowing women in positions of authority within the church, persecution and non-inclusion of gays among other political stances that have no place in a modern church or in our fair land.
 
But there are wonderfully good people in every church and always have been and always will be.
 
One problem with your article.  I do not like the term alt-left.  If there was a group that self-proclaimed as the alt-left, okay fine.  But I don't think we need right-wing, wonky pundits declaring any group of Americans the alt-left without their consent.
 
The alt-right is a movement.  Alt-left no existe pas.
Jeff Michka Added Aug 27, 2017 - 8:47pm
The Alt-right wants an Alt-left, even when there isn't one.  Leftist and supporters of more leftist ideals seem to endlessly allow being defined by their enemy for the enemy's purpose, which has nothing to do with free dumb and Liber-tea.  Look, if you can stand the existential nausea, look at the ravings of Duhlan, the Mindless Trump supporter.  Duhlan crafted articles, totally based on lies, and nobody says much, and rightist clowns applaud like trained seals.