A Peaceful Protest Turns Violent – Why?

Pesky Truth

The image above shows a large group of torch-bearing protesters marching through the University of Virginia (UVA) campus Friday night. It was a peaceful protest related to the impending removal of the statue of Robert E. Lee and no disorder was observed.

The rally that was scheduled for Saturday had been approved for a protest permit, but for a larger park than the smaller Emancipation Park where the Lee statue stands. It was left to a District Court Judge to rule that the protest could go on.

One news report I read said that there were “hundreds of protestors” who were holding a rally and were confronted by a nearly equal number of counter-protestors. The protestors were protesting the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee from Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Va. I’ve seen the protestors described as alt-Right, neo-Nationalists, white supremacists, and white nationalists by various news sources. Some actual…

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