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'Neo-Nazis' With Tiki Torches Returned To Charlottesville To Protest This Weekend

'Neo-Nazis' With Tiki Torches Returned To Charlottesville To Protest This Weekend
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8 months ago

White nationalists returned to Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, less than two months after violent clashes between white nationalists and counter protesters in the city led to the death of activist Heather Heyer. 

Richard Spencer, one of the promoters of the previous event, led a group of white nationalist protesters at Emancipation Park, where a statue to Confederate General Robert E. Lee is set to be removed.  

Like last time, the men held tiki torches and chanted “You will not replace us.” In August, some protesters were recorded chanting “Jews will not replace us.” It’s unclear whether this happened with the 30 or so men that gather over the weekend. 

According to CBS, the men were also chanting “We will be back.” According to accounts on Gab, a social network for neo-Nazis and white supremacists, the group also broke out into a sing-a-long of Dixie, a song that became the unofficial national anthem of the Confederacy during the Civil War.  

Spencer was reportedly joined at the rally by Mike Enoch, a neo-Nazi speaker, and Eli Mosley, the Leader of Identity Evropa, a white nationalist group. 

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer took to Twitter to condemn the protest, suggesting that the city would take legal action of the group did indeed return.

As did other social media users. 

We're sure this episode will continue. 

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